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Police identify 7 dead in Pokrovsk and Rivne, Donetsk Oblast

Wednesday, 10 January 2024, 12:24
Police identify 7 dead in Pokrovsk and Rivne, Donetsk Oblast
photo: National Police of Ukraine

Seven dead have been identified at the sites of Russian strikes in Pokrovsk district (Donetsk Oblast).

Source: National Police of Ukraine (NPU)

Quote: "The police identified seven dead in [the town of] Pokrovsk and [the village of] Rivne.


Investigators and forensic experts are continuing to examine the body parts recovered at the sites of the Russian missile attack on 6 January."

Details: To date, the police have reportedly identified:

  • four people killed in Rivne: a girl, 3, her father and mother, 32 and 30, and her grandmother, 59;
  • three in Pokrovsk: a man, 34, and two women, 37 and 39.

The identification is ongoing. Police are working to identify four more people.



  • On 6 January, the Russians attacked the Pokrovsk district of Donetsk Oblast with S-300 missiles. The bulk of the damage was done to Pokrovsk and Rivne of the Myrnohrad hromada [an administrative unit designating a village, several villages, or a town, and their adjacent territories - ed.].
  • On 8 January, Ukraine's State Emergency Service completed search and rescue operations at the sites of Russian strikes.
  • Early reports indicated that 11 people and their families had been killed in the Russian strike.
  • Vadym Filashkin, Head of Donetsk Oblast Military Administration, reported that over 100 human body parts had been found at the site of the attack on Pokrovsk district.
  • The identification of the casualties is ongoing.

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