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Ukraine official says Russian missile attack on Zelenskyy’s hometown kills at least 3, wounds dozens

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The Ukrainian official reported that a Russian missile attack on President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s birthplace led to at least three fatalities and dozens of injuries.

The governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Serhiy Lysak, stated that in the city of Kryvyi Rih, located centrally in Ukraine, an overnight missile assault resulted in at least three deaths and 25 injuries after hitting civilian structures.

The missile strike, involving cruise missiles, targeted a five-story apartment complex early on Tuesday morning, leading to a massive fire outbreak. Lysak used a Telegram post to communicate that individuals were trapped under debris, with rescue efforts underway.

This destruction in Zelenskyy’s birthplace marks the most recent casualties in Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine, which has now entered its 16th month. Ukrainian forces, aided by weaponry supplied by the West, are launching counterattacks in an attempt to expel Russian forces.

Zelenskyy posted images on his Telegram channel showing emergency personnel combating the fire, with fire visible through multiple shattered windows of a building. Burned and wrecked vehicles were scattered across the nearby area.

He described the situation on the social platform as “More terrorist missiles”, saying that “Russian killers persist in their war against residential buildings, ordinary cities, and people.”

This air raid is the most recent in a series of strikes conducted overnight by Russian forces across various Ukrainian regions.

On Tuesday, it was reported by the Kyiv military administration that the capital also experienced missile attacks, however, air defenses were able to intercept and destroy the incoming projectiles. As of yet, there have been no casualty reports from this incident in Kyiv.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Russian missile attack

Where did the Russian missile attack occur?

The missile attack took place in the city of Kryvyi Rih, centrally located in Ukraine. This city is the hometown of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

What was the casualty count of the missile attack in Kryvyi Rih?

According to Governor Serhiy Lysak of the Dnipropetrovsk region, the attack resulted in at least three fatalities and twenty-five injuries.

What was the target of the missile attack?

The missile strike hit a five-story residential building in the city of Kryvyi Rih, leading to a large fire and trapping people under the rubble.

Was Kryvyi Rih the only city under attack?

No, it was not. The Kyiv military administration reported that the capital city also came under fire. However, the missiles were intercepted and destroyed by air defenses and no immediate casualties were reported there.

Who is responding to the aftermath of the attack in Kryvyi Rih?

Rescue operations are ongoing, with efforts underway to extricate people trapped under the rubble of the destroyed residential building. Firefighters were seen combating the fire in images relayed on President Zelenskyy’s Telegram channel.

What’s the current status of the war between Russia and Ukraine?

The war between Russia and Ukraine is now in its 16th month. Ukrainian forces, supplied with Western firepower, are mounting counteroffensive operations to drive out the Russians.

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