In Donetsk region, Russian troops shelled 12 settlements over the past day. Civilian casualties and destruction were recorded.
According to the National Police, Avdiivka, Krasnohorivka, Bakhmut, Kostiantynivka, Kramatorsk, Hostre, Kurakhivka, Berdychi, Novoukrainka, Karlivka, Sieverne and Kalynove came under Russian shelling. In total, the enemy launched 23 attacks on these settlements over the past day. The invaders used aircraft, tanks, artillery and Smerch, Grad and Uragan MLSR.
Overall, Russian attacks destroyed or damaged 115 civilian objects: 80 residential buildings, a school, a kindergarten, a municipal enterprise, an administrative building, a shop, an outbuilding, garages and cars.
Russian forces shelled Kramatorsk with Smerch and Uragan MLRS. As many as 39 private homes, infrastructure facilities and vehicles were destroyed by enemy strikes. There are killed and injured civilians.
Russian troops hit Kostiantynivka with Uragan MLRS. As many as 11 apartment blocks and 18 private buildings, educational institutions, garages and cars were damaged. One person was killed and others were injured.
With the use of rocket artillery, the invaders continue to destroy Bakhmut. Three apartment blocks and two private homes in the city were damaged by enemy fire during the day. Local residents were injured. Four police officers were also injured.
In the village of Berdychi, civilians were injured in enemy attacks.
According to the National Police, over the past day, police officers helped evacuate 433 more civilians from dangerous areas of the region. Since the beginning of mandatory evacuation from the region, police officers have helped to evacuate more than 54, 110 residents, including 6,925 children and 2,527 people with disabilities.
As reported by Ukrinform, according to Head of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration Pavlo Kyrylenko, the Russian army killed three civilians and injured 18 more in Donetsk region on March 18.