Russian occupiers shelled the front-line town of Avdiivka, killing two people, including a five-month-old baby. Two more people were injured.
Source: Andrii Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine; Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of Donetsk Oblast Military Administration, on Telegram
Quote: "The Russians deployed artillery to shell Avdiivka – two people were killed, one of them a baby born in 2022.
Two more people were injured. A private house was damaged."
Details: Pavlo Kyrylenko, Head of Donetsk Oblast Military Administration, reported that on 30 March, the police tried to persuade the mother of the five-month-old boy to leave the city.
The baby’s grandmother was also killed and his mother and father were injured.
Quote from Kyrylenko: "Literally yesterday, the police tried once again to persuade the child's mother to think of her son and leave. But, unfortunately, even a harsh conversation did not lead to the desired result – the woman once again flatly refused to leave for a safer place. And today, the irreparable happened."
Kyrylenko called on the civilians who remain in the front-line zone to evacuate.
- Earlier, Vitalii Barabash, Head of Avdiivka City Military Administration, said that Avdiivka is in the "red zone" due to Russian attacks: public utility workers are being evacuated from the city, and journalists and volunteers have been banned from entering the city.
- Barabash also reported that there are plans to forcibly evacuate six children who remain in Avdiivka under constant Russian fire.