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Occupying authorities in Zaporizhzhia report five dead and 15 wounded in a strike in Vasylivka

Five people were killed, and 15 received injuries of varying severity, following an attack on the city of Vasylivka, in the Russian-controlled part of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia, says acting governor of the occupied territories, Yevgeny Balitsky.

“Injuries include for emergency responders, and one rescue worker is in critical condition,” Balitsky posted on Telegram.

Earlier, he said that the strikes had damaged civilian infrastructure, and posted photos of a bombed out four-story residential building.

Vladimir Rogov, a representative of the organization My vmeste c Rossiey (We’re with Russia) said that Ukrainian troops shelled the building housing Russian military commandant’s office in Vasylivka. The Center for Strategic Communications of the Ukrainian Armed Forces also reported the incident. However, Rogov later clarified that the attack hit a multistory residential building near the commandant’s office.

Overnight on January 3, Ukrainian Armed Forces struck a hospital building in the city of Tokmak, in the occupied part of the Zaporizhzhia region. According to the Ukrainian side, the hospital was functioning as a deployment point for Russian troops, and the strike killed around 80 service members. The Russian TASS news agency, citing an unnamed hospital employee, said that no hospital patients or staff were injured in the strike.

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