Missile strikes on Pokrovsk: Number of injured police officers rises to 31

Missile strikes on Pokrovsk: Number of injured police officers rises to 31

The second Russian attack on Pokrovsk, Donetsk region, on Monday, August 7, was targeted. The number of injured police officers has increased to 31.

"We have 31 injured police officers as a result of yesterday's attack on the city of Pokrovsk in Donetsk region," Head of the National Police Ivan Vyhivskyi posted on Facebook.

Moreover, he noted, seven employees of the State Emergency Service were also injured, and Andriy Omelchenko, the deputy head of the Main Department of the State Emergency Service in Donetsk Region, was killed.

The Head of the National Police offered his condolences to the relatives of the deceased.

"All of them went where they were needed, threw their forces to save people after the first strike. They knew that there were victims under the rubble – they had to react, clear it way, get them out, save them. And the enemy launched a second strike," Vyhivskyi stressed.

He thanked all the police officers for their service and wished the injured law enforcement officers and rescuers a speedy recovery.

As reported, on the evening of August 7, the Russian army fired missiles at the city of Pokrovsk, Donetsk region, hitting a residential high-rise building.

Seven people were killed as a result of the enemy attack. As of the morning of August 8, 67 injured were reported, including 29 police officers, seven rescuers, and two children.

Photos: Facebook, Ivan Vyhivskyi

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