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MADRID, Dec. 7 (.) –
At least eight civilians have died as a result of a series of attacks launched by Russian forces on the Ukrainian city of Kurajove, in the Donetsk region, according to local authorities, who have denounced that the bombings have affected non-military targets. .
A spokesman for the Ukrainian Presidency, Kirilo Timoshenko, has stated on Telegram that the projectiles have hit a market, a bus station and several residential buildings, among other places. In addition to the fatalities, the authorities have evidence of at least five injuries.
Timoshenko has assured that the Russian Armed Forces have used cluster bombs in this area, a type of weapon prohibited by International Law due to its indiscriminate effects on the civilian population, both immediately and in the medium and long term — in the case of unexploded ordnance–.
Donetsk is one of the main battlefronts between Russian and Ukrainian troops. Moscow claims its sovereignty over this and three other regions of eastern Ukraine, by virtue of referendums that neither kyiv nor much of the international community recognizes.