Ukrainian shelling of the city of Stakhanov in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), on Thursday, left 22 dead, the local Emergencies Ministry has claimed.
According to a statement from officials, the attack on Stakhanov, a regional industrial center, was staged using an Uragan multiple launch rocket system. Initially, 15 casualties were reported.
“As a result of the shelling of the territory of the Lugansk People’s Republic, 22 people were killed, four people were injured, residential facilities at nine addresses and six infrastructure facilities in Stakhanov were damaged and destroyed,” the authorities said.
Local media had earlier reported that a hospital, stadium, hostel and some residential buildings were damaged by the shelling. In total, almost 20 rockets were fired, according to the Lugansk Information Center.