The military command of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) reported the death of 53 people and 75 wounded as a result of the bombardment of a prison in Elenovka carried out by Ukrainian forces.
The senior staff of the Territorial Defense of the DPR confirmed through Telegram that the strike took place in the early hours of Friday, and detailed that Ukrainian prisoners of war were interned in that prison.
Representatives from Donetsk, as well as from the Russian Defense Ministry, assured that a projectile from the M142 HIMARS system, a US-made multiple rocket launcher, hit the Elenovka prison.
The leader of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, stated that there were 193 prisoners in the prison. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, there were former combatants from the Azov battalion among them.
“Kiev is deliberately eliminating those Ukrainian fighters who have surrendered in order to cover up war crimes perpetrated against civilians in Donbass and thus force others to continue fighting instead of surrendering,” Pushilin said.