To the least 17 people have died as a result of Russian night missile attack on the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhiaas reported by Anatoly Kurtev, acting mayor of the town via Telegram, the Ukrinform news agency reports.
“As a result of the nightly rocket attack in Zaporizhia, several apartment buildings and some residential streets in the city were damaged. According to preliminary data, five houses were destroyed and some 40 people were injured. At this time, 17 people are known to have died. Zaporizhia was once again the target of a massive missile launch. Residential buildings were damaged as a result of the enemy attack. A fire broke out,” Kurtev wrote.
According to information previously provided by the head of the Zaporizhia Regional Military Administration, Oleksandr Starukh, the Russian army, which “continues to terrorize the city”, fired ten missiles at the city.
The acting mayor of the city, Anatoly Kurtev, also reported on social networks that residential buildings were damaged as a result of the missile attack.
“Zaporijia was once again the target of a massive missile launch. Residential buildings were damaged as a result of the enemy attack. A fire broke out,” Kurtev wrote.
The city of Zaporizhia was still recovering from a missile attack last Thursdayin which 19 people died, according to the last balance of the authorities, when this new attack took place. In that occasion, the Russians used S-300 missileswhich impacted the center of the city.
The city’s emergency services have warned the inhabitants about the possibility of further Russian bombingso the population was urged not to go near the place where the missiles fell this morning.
According to the Ukrinform news agency, citing a Telegram from the State Emergency Service, work continues “in the aftermath of a massive rocket attack carried out in the city at night.”
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