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Death toll rises to 25 in Russian attack on building in Dnipro | Europe | T.W.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said this Sunday (01.15.2023) that the death toll from a Russian attack on a multi-storey apartment building in the city of Dnipro, north of Zaporizhia (Ukraine), has risen to 25. Additionally, 73 people have been injured, the majority of whom have been hospitalized, four of whom are in critical condition.

Mykola Lukashuk, head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional council, said 14 children were among the injured and 43 others were still missing, who were still being searched among the rubble by rescue teams, who heard calls for help hours later. building.

The impact of the missile, a KH-22 designed to attack aircraft carriers, destroyed a total of 72 apartments and damaged more than 230 others. About 3,450 tons of destroyed structures and 39 damaged vehicles have been removed, Lukashuk added. Residents of 236 flats housing more than 400 people will have to be relocated.

25 missiles were shot down

The attack on Dnipro was the most serious of the Russian invaders’ shelling of civilian infrastructure in Ukraine on Saturday. Apart from Dnipro, cities such as Odessa, Kharkov, Lviv and Kyiv were hit by shelling, causing power outages. Ukraine shot down 25 of the 38 missiles it fired.

Ukrainian authorities have condemned the attacks and described what happened again as “terrorism”. Recall that international humanitarian law considers the deliberate targeting of civilians in the context of the conflict a war crime. Moscow has not commented on these attacks. List of bombings against civilian targets accumulated by Russia since February 2022.

DZC (EFE, dpa)