Russian missile claimed the lives of the whole family: the victims in Novohrodivka have been identified
Ukrainian law enforcement officers have identified the people whose body fragments were found at the site of a Russian missile hitting a residential building in Novohradivka, Donetsk region, on December 5. Experts conducted DNA examinations.
On December 6, a 35-year-old local resident was identified; his young daughter also died in the rubble as a result of an attack by the aggressor country's army. On December 8, his wife was also identified, according to the official Telegram channel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
The 33-year-old woman had been searched for under the rubble of the house for a week, the Main Directorate of the National Police of Ukraine in Donetsk Oblast said. 5 people in total died.
The victim was identified through DNA analysis. Earlier, police identified her deceased husband and 8-year-old daughter, whose body was found during the rubble removal, said Pavlo Kyrnytskyi, inspector of the Donetsk police communication department.
"Criminologists managed to identify the deceased. This is the 35-year-old father of the girl whose body was found under the rubble earlier," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, one strike by Russian terrorist forces took the lives of the entire family.
Earlier, the Novohrodivka National Guard of Ukraine reported that fragments of bodies were found under the rubble of a residential building destroyed by a Russian missile on December 5, but they could not be identified.
At the time, it was reported that the bodies of an eight-year-old girl and two men were found under the rubble. Two more people were likely in the house: a man and a woman aged 38 and 33, the parents of the deceased child.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, on the night of November 29-30, the Russian army fired six S-300 missiles at three towns in the Pokrovsk district of Donetsk region - Novohrodivka, Pokrovsk and Myrnohrad.