OAN’s Elizabeth Volberding
11:58 AM – Monday, February 5, 2024
A Ukrainian rocket struck a bakery in a Russian-occupied city that resulted in at least 28 people being killed.
Moscow officials announced this weekend that at least 28 people, including “nine women and a child,” were wiped out over the weekend due to the Ukrainian rocket.
Russia-supported leaders in the Luhansk area declared that Ukraine used a United States-supplied shell to attack the Adriatic Restaurant in the city of Lysychansk, Ukraine, on Saturday. Lysychansk was taken over by Russian forces in July 2022.
According to a statement from Leonid Pasechnik, a Moscow-appointed official, the restaurant had a bakery inside that was utilized by civilians. The struck civilians were immediately killed and were then later buried beneath the restaurant’s rubble.
Pasechnik also said that 10 more people were promptly pulled from the rubble after the explosion took place.
“Search operations continue on the site of the collapsed bakery…28 people, including a child, have died,” the Russian emergency ministry stated on Telegram.
Occupational officials in Lugansk declared that there were 18 men, nine women, and one child among the victims who were killed in the strike. However, they did not provide the child’s age.
By Sunday morning, at least four more individuals had been rescued, and all of them were described as being in “extremely grave condition,” according to Russia’s emergency ministry.
Images and videos of an almost completely destroyed building was released by Russia. Rescuers were seen sifting through the debris in the dark and other footage revealed the discovery a corpse and a woman who had been injured. She was abruptly taken to a hospital on a stretcher.
The name “Restaurant Adriatic” was large and displayed on the one-story building.
Moscow’s Foreign Ministry denounced the blast on Saturday and used the occurrence to advise the European Union (EU) of what its funds would be going towards after the EU decided to provide Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, with 50 billion euros, which is equivalent to more than $53 billion U.S dollars.
“EU citizens should know how their taxes are used – they are used to buy deadly weapons systems and send them to the Kyiv regime which uses them to kill civilians,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced in a statement.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian authorities have not commented on Saturday’s strike.
Russian authorities declared on Saturday that Ukraine had utilized Western weapons to carry out the attack, anticipating “swift and unconditional condemnation” from communities around the globe.
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