War in Ukraine – Russian rocket strikes civilian building

Ukraine’s emergency services say the death toll from a Russian rocket strike on an apartment building in the Donetsk region over the weekend has risen to 18. The State Emergency Service said that six people had been rescued from the rubble of the building in the town of Chasiv Yar, which was hit on Saturday evening as Russia once again ramped up its assault on eastern Ukraine in an attempt to take control over the entire Donbas area.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Ukraine will not give up territory for peace with Russia: “This is our land.”

Chasiv Yar and other towns in Donetsk have been under heavy fire in recent days as Russian forces try to grind down Ukrainian resistance in the area and move west towards Kramatorsk and Slovyansk.