A strike of several rockets hit a restaurant on Tuesday in the big city in eastern Ukraine, 30km from the front. The human toll is not yet defined.
A rocket strike on Tuesday hit a restaurant in the center of Kramatorsk, a large city in eastern Ukraine. According to the regional governor, many victims could be among the many guests present at that time.
“Two rockets were fired at the city of Kramatorsk (…) where there was a large concentration of civilians,” Pavlo Kyrylenko, governor of the eastern region of Donetsk, told television.
“We will now work on the spot and establish the number of injuries and possible victims,” he added. An AFP journalist present at the scene of the strike saw ambulances, police, soldiers and the mayor of the city near this restaurant, Ria Pizza, in front of which a crowd of residents gathered.
A chef in a dust-covered uniform, Rouslan, 32, said there were “quite a lot of people” in the restaurant at the time of the strike, pointing to the sky: “I had luck”.
30 km from the front
Natalia, a woman standing outside, said her half-brother, 23-year-old Nikita, was inside in the pizza-making area. “They can’t get it out (debris), it was covered. Tiles fell on it,” she added, in tears.
Kramatorsk, a city of 150,000 inhabitants before the war, is the last major city under Ukrainian control in the East. It is located about thirty kilometers from the front.
Source: BFM TV