Ukraine says 3 killed in Russian strike on house block

KYIV: A Russian strike on an house block within the southern Ukrainian metropolis of Zaporizhzhia has killed no less than three folks, native authorities mentioned Thursday as search operations had been ongoing.

“One missile hit a high-rise residential constructing. Residents sleeping peacefully had been trapped beneath the rubble,” the Ukrainian police mentioned on Fb.

Emergency companies movies confirmed rescuers looking by means of the particles of the five-storey constructing, the place greater than 10 flats had been destroyed, based on police.

Zaporizhzhia Mayor Anatoliy Kurtiev mentioned seven injured had been taken to hospital, together with a pregnant girl.

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“The terrorist state needs to show day by day for our folks right into a day of terror,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reacted.

“However evil is not going to reign in our land. We’ll drive all of the occupiers out and they’ll positively be held accountable for every part,” Zelensky mentioned.

In January, a Russian strike on a tower block killed no less than 45 folks together with six kids within the central metropolis of Dnipro.

Russia claims to have annexed the areas of Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson however has by no means absolutely managed them.