Two killed, eight wounded in eastern Ukraine: Mayor

Russian attacks have killed two and wounded eight in the eastern Ukrainian city Kramatorsk on Saturday, the mayor said, accusing Moscow about using cluster bombs in the attack.
Russia continues to sow terror,” Oleksandr Goncharenko wrote on Facebook.
AFP journalists on site heard about 10 near-simultaneous explosions just before 4pm local time (1400 GMT) and saw smoke rising over a park south of the city.
They found a woman who had died at the scene from her injuries.
Soon after, another series of explosions were heard in a neighborhood two kilometers (one mile) away. A female taxi driver was seriously injured, according to AFP journalists.
Lena, 46, said: “She came to see me briefly. I said goodbye to her, closed the door and seconds later I heard an explosion. I was lucky to be in the house with my daughter. when it all happened.”
A United Nations treaty supported by most Western countries bans the use and transportation of cluster bombs, which deliver dozens of small explosives, which often pose a threat long after a conflict has ended.
Russia and Ukraine have not signed the treaty and United Nation has voiced alarm over Moscow’s alleged use of cluster bombs in populated areas since it invaded Ukraine last year.
The strikes mark Kramatorsk’s second time on target in a week. On Tuesday, one person died and three were injured due to strikes on residential buildings.
Kramatorsk is located in the eastern industrial area of ​​Donetsk, parts of which, including the largest city, have been controlled by Kremlin-backed separatists since 2014.
In April 2022, a rocket attack killed about 60 people at the Kramatorsk train station, one of the deadliest attacks on civilians of the invasion.
Moscow has sought to occupy the entire region after declaring it part of Russia last year.


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