Missile Strike Damages Home in Ukraine’s Sloviansk

A missile hit Sloviansk in the Donetsk region early Saturday, destroying a house but leaving no casualties, according to local officials.

MORE: The strike also severely damaged a nearby industrial building.

One local resident said there was no one in the privately owned home when the missile hit and two dogs had also survived.

Ukraine aims to evacuate two-thirds of residents from areas it controls in the eastern battleground region of Donetsk before winter.

Authorities describe the evacuation as "mandatory," but residents can opt out by filling in a form declaring their intention to stay.

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