26 Feb 2022 12:17

Ukrainian nationalists strike residential areas of Starobilsk city from Grad MRLS, people killed - Russian Defense Ministry

MOSCOW. Feb 26 (Interfax) - Ukrainian nationalists have delivered a strike at the city of Starobilsk from the Grad multiple rocket launcher systems, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

"Ukrainian nationalists delivered a strike on the residential areas of the city of Starobilsk from Grad multiple rocket launcher systems at 10:30 a.m. on February 26. As a result, a fire broke out in the city, residential buildings are damaged, civilians were killed," the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

"The Russian Defense Ministry has reliable information that Ukrainian nationalists have planned similar provocations in the settlements of Kramatorsk and Slaviansk," it said.

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation are not attacking cities and settlements of Ukraine and are taking all measures to save civilians' lives, the ministry said.