The US-made weapons system was used in an attack that left four people dead in Russia’s Zaporozhye Region, Evgeny Balitsky said
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Ukrainian forces shelled a railway bridge near the city of Melitopol in Russia’s Zaporozhye Region, the acting governor, Evgeny Balitsky, said on Sunday. A US-made HIMARS multiple rocket launcher was used in the strike, which killed four civilians and injured another five, he added.
At the time of the attack, repairs were being carried out on the bridge, Balitsky noted in a Telegram post. All of the people killed and injured in the strike were service technicians involved in the repairs, the official stated.
“The Kiev authorities deliberately targeted a civilian infrastructure object, committing another crime against civilians,” Balitsky said, adding that all of those who were injured were receiving the necessary medical assistance.
The attack came just a day after Ukrainian troops hit a civilian hospital in the Lugansk People’s Republic. The strike, which also involved a HIMARS system, killed 14 people and left 24 injured.