A video of the attack, posted on social media by Ukrainian officials, showed people falling in the streets running through the market in the industrial city, which is near Bakhmut and the front line of the war.
Ukrainian Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said 17 people were killed and 32 were injured, adding that the search and rescue operation had been completed.
The attack came after Blinken met with top Ukrainian officials in an unannounced trip to Kyiv as he pledged U.S. support for Ukraine's ongoing counteroffensive and “what it needs for the long term.”
Blinken’s visit on September 6 also came just hours after the Ukrainian capital was again targeted by Russian missiles.
Source: Radio Free Europe