On Tuesday night, two people were killed and six were wounded in Russian attacks on the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Kharkiv. According to Ukrainian officials, Ukrainian air defenses successfully shot down nine out of ten Russian drones that were used in the attack.
In Donetsk, missiles hit a hospital and a coal mine. Minister of the Interior Ihor Klimenko announced on Telegram that two hospital buildings were damaged, six civilians were wounded, and there could be more victims under the ruins as clearing continues. One worker also died in the coal mine, with four buildings, 19 vehicles, and a power line being damaged. Initially, there were 39 miners trapped, but they have all been pulled out.
Russian occupation forces have captured most of Donetsk, and Moscow seeks to capture the entire region. In Kharkiv, one person was killed in the Russian bombing as reported by the governor of the region Oleh Sinehubov. However, Reuters was unable to verify these reports.
The attack involved Shahid-type kamikaze drones of Iranian production, which were successfully shot down by Ukrainian air defenses overnight on Tuesday according to official statements from Ukrainian forces.