Donetsk market bombings Moscow blamed Kiev: “Terrorist act”

25 people were killed and 20 people were injured in a bomb attack on a market in the city of Donetsk, which is under the control of Russian forces in eastern Ukraine. This is the provisional assessment of the attack that Moscow attributes to Kiev on the morning of January 21. “The market was attacked on Sunday, when it was at its busiest,” charges Denis Pushilin, president of the self-proclaimed pro-Russian republic of Donetesk in eastern Ukraine. The Tekstilshchik neighborhood was targeted, according to the city’s mayor, Alexei Kulemzin, who is wanted by Russian authorities. Kulemzin had reported a “monstrous bombing” via Telegram after previously reporting a bombing in the Tekstilshchik neighbourhood.

Moscow immediately condemned the attack by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, calling it “a barbaric terrorist act.” The West’s desire to inflict a strategic defeat on the Russian Federation pushed Kiev to more reckless steps, including terrorist acts, gross violations of international humanitarian law. In the same note, the Russian Foreign Ministry says, “The terrorist attacks in Kiev are an indication of the lack of political will for peace and the lack of diplomatic will to resolve the conflict.”

The area affected by the bombings is approximately 20 km away from the front line. The regions near the city of Donetsk, including Mariinka and Avdiivka, were the scene of the most violent clashes of recent times. Donetsk is one of four Ukrainian regions that Russia says it annexed last year, condemned as illegal by most countries at the United Nations General Assembly. Russia does not fully control any of the four regions.

Source: Today IT