The fourth through ninth stories of an apartment building were destroyed by one of the two missiles that struck Kryvyi Rihon’s core city.
Many and major injuries
According to the interior minister of Ukraine, Monday’s missile attacks on a university and a high-rise building resulted in 69 more injuries.
Serhiy Lysak, the regional governor, proclaimed a day of mourning for the deceased.
Kryvyi Rih, the city where President Volodymyr Zelensky was born, has frequently been the target of Russian airstrikes.
After Russia unleashed the attack on residential structures in the city in June, 11 people died and 28 more were wounded.
Numerous victims of the most recent incident, including kids between the ages of four and 17, were hospitalized.
A residential apartment building and an academic building were struck by two missiles early on Monday morning, according to President Zelensky, who was born and raised in the 600,000-person metropolis.
According to Zelensky, the deceased included a 10-year-old child and her mother. According to a Telegram message he made, the rescue effort comprised more than 350 individuals.
Ukraine “claimed” assaults
In a report by Denis Pushilin, the Moscow-installed head of the unlawfully annexed province, a Ukrainian artillery strike on the partially seized Donetsk province resulted in the deaths of two individuals and the injuries of six others in the regional capital.
As Ukrainian soldiers repeatedly bombed Donetsk on Monday, a bus was also struck, according to Pushilin.
The assertions made by either side could not be independently confirmed.
Last week, a recent Ukrainian counteroffensive that used equipment provided by Kyiv’s Western partners and was intended to drive Russian soldiers out of seized territories picked up speed. At the same time, Ukraine reportedly used drones to attack sites as far away as Moscow in an effort to extend the battle onto Russian territory.
A video that President Zelensky shared revealed that the hit had entirely destroyed a big portion of the high-rise skyscraper, leaving a long scar up the building. However, according to authorities, 150 individuals were able to flee the explosion unscathed.
The Ukrainian president claimed in a Telegram post that more than 350 individuals were participating in the rescue efforts, and Mr. Lysak subsequently claimed that 30 additional persons had been extricated from the structure by emergency personnel.
Despite the fact that the attack had traumatized and harmed “dozens of people,” President Zelensky declared that “this terror will not frighten us or break us.”
Russia has been increasing its strikes on civilian targets in recent weeks, and Mykhailo Podolyak, a key adviser to Mr. Zelensky, accused Moscow of carrying out “genocidal” operations against Ukrainians.
If the aggressor does not perceive a legitimate force behind international law, it will never be effective. He stated on Twitter, “The power starts with shutting the Ukrainian sky with missile defense and air defense equipment.
Russian assaults have “no military purpose.”
Moscow has always refuted claims that it targets civilians. President Joe Biden of the United States and other Western officials, meanwhile, have accused Russia of repeatedly attacking places with “no military purpose.”
The UN said earlier this month that since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine last year, there have been about 25,671 civilian fatalities, but the actual number is likely to be far higher.
In recent weeks, Russian airstrikes in the southern city of Odesa damaged grain silos and port infrastructure after Moscow terminated a deal to export Ukrainian grain. On Monday, the Ukrainian foreign ministry calculated that during the previous nine days, Russia had destroyed nearly 180,000 metric tons of grain.
In the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, four people were also murdered and 17 more were injured by Russian fire on Monday. Authorities said that a 70-year-old lady was killed by shelling while at home in a hamlet in the Kharkiv region close to Izyum.
Gov. Pavlo Kyrylenko claimed that after Russia bombarded 12 cities and villages in the Donetsk province of eastern Ukraine, seven persons were injured.