21 Dead in Russian Attack on Building in Ukraine’s Dnipro City

21 dead, 4 in serious condition and 35 missing in attack by Russian forces on Ukrainian Multi-Story building.

The Ukrainian authorities reported Sunday (01.15.2023), that the number of fatalities left by a Russian attack on a multi-story residential building in the city of Dnipro, north of Zaporizhia (Ukraine) increased to 21, while there are 73 people injured and four of them in extremely serious condition.

Chairman of the Dnipropetrovsk regional council, Mykola Lukashuk stated on Telegram that “21 dead, 1 child,”, and added that among the injured there are 14 children, and that 35 are still missing trapped under the rubble. The impact of the missile, a KH-22, destroyed 72 apartments and damaged more than 230, and 3,450 tons of destroyed structures and 39 damaged vehicles have been removed.

The residents of 236 apartments, amounting to 400 people, could have to be rehoused by the authorities.

Ukraine reported that Saturday’s wave of bombardments launched by the Russian forces across Odessa, Kharkov, Lviv and kyiv had caused power outages. 25 missiles of 38 fired were shot down by the Ukrainian forces.

The Ukrainian authorities condemned the attacks and again condemned the “terrorism” as a war crime according to International Humanitarian Law. Moscow has not commented these attacks, which adds to the list of bombardments carried out by the Russian forces against civilian targets since February 2022.

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