April 2023 Sloviansk airstrike

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April 2023 Sloviansk airstrike
Part of Attacks on civilians in the Russian invasion of Ukraine
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Firefighters and rescue workers on a residential building in Sloviansk after the Russian airstrike
Location Sloviansk, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine
Coordinates 48°51′12″N37°37′30″E / 48.85333°N 37.62500°E / 48.85333; 37.62500
Date14 April 2023
18:00 hrs [1]
Deaths15 [2]
Injured24 [2]
PerpetratorsFlag of Russia.svg  Russia

On 14 April 2023, on Eastern Orthodox Christian Good Friday, a Russian missile strike struck residential buildings in Sloviansk, Ukraine, during the Russian invasion of Ukraine. [3] [4] [1] 15 civilians were killed and 24 were injured. [2] 34 apartment buildings, administrative buildings, and shops were damaged in the blasts. [3]

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy condemned the attack, noting that it shows Russia's cruelty since it was carried out during the religious holiday of Easter. [3]

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