A Russian air strike on a high rise residential building has killed a married couple, according to the Donetsk regional prosecutor’s office.
Ukraine has opened a war crimes investigation into the attack on Vuhledar, which left the couple’s 19-year-old daughter and another resident, 53, injured.
Explosions destroyed the entrance to the building, and damaged windows and balconies.
Russia’s new ‘Satan II’ missile operationaL
Russia has placed an advanced intercontinental ballistic missile on combat duty, according to Russian news agencies.
The Sarmat – nicknamed Satan II – is capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads and will make Russia’s enemies “think twice”, Vladimir Putin has previously said.
It replaces the R-36, known by the NATO reporting name Satan, and reportedly has a short initial launch phase that allows little time for surveillance systems to track it.
Around two months after invading Ukraine, Mr Putin said the Sarmat would “reliably ensure the security of Russia from external threats and make those who, in the heat of aggressive rhetoric, try to threaten our country, think twice”.