Russian Missile Strike Kills At Least 10 In Ukrainian City Of Kryvyi Rih
The russian missile strike kills at least 10 in ukrainian city of kryvyi rih. At least 11 people were killed and tens of others were injured when a Russian missile destroyed an apartment block and a food warehouse in the central Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih as Kyiv broke its silence to boast of progress in its long-awaited counter-offensive.
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The Russian missile strike kills at least 10 in Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih. At least 11 people were killed and tens of others were injured when a Russian missile destroyed an apartment block and a food warehouse in the central Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih as Kyiv broke its silence to boast of progress in its long-awaited counter-offensive.
Survivors described being blown out of their beds when their homes were attacked at 3.20 a.m. on Tuesday by the lone missile of six fired by Russian forces to breach the air defenses of Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy's hometown.
At least four individuals were killed in the apartment complex, while another seven were slain in the warehouse, according to officials. It was reported that 28 people were hurt.
One woman who escaped from the burning apartment block, Vira, 40, said:
There was a sound and then there was a light. Then there was a blast wave. I sat down and sat in the corridor. Then panic started, then my neighbor knocked on my door. We went out into the corridor, and everything was burning, burning. People were screaming, shouting, jumping from balconies.- Vira
Zelenskiy said in a brief statement released on social media, "Unfortunately, there are dead and wounded … Terrorists will never be forgiven, and they will be held accountable for every missile they launch."
After days of silence from Kyiv, Zelenskiy claimed that Ukrainian forces had successfully retaken many villages in the country's east, but warned that the battle would be difficult.
Kryvyi Rih building, which was struck by a Russian missile and defended by fire fighters
“The fighting is tough, but we are moving forward, this is very important,” he said. “I thank our guys for every Ukrainian flag that is now returning to its rightful place in villages on the newly de-occupied territory.”
Seven communities in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, have been liberated in the last week of battle, according to Ukraine's defense ministry. "The area of the territory taken under control amounted to 90 sq km," Ukraine's deputy defense minister Hanna Maliar stated.
According to the Institute for the Study of War, Russian troops launched a strong counterattack against Ukrainian forces, perhaps retaking the settlement of Makarivka, east of Donetsk city. None of the recent events have been independently verified.
Military analysts believe that the fighting has so far been limited to probing operations by Ukrainian forces that have yet to deploy the majority of their reserve forces. Meanwhile, the human toll in Ukrainian cities is rising.
The governor of the Dnipropetrovsk area, Serhiy Lysak, stated that the missile hit on Kryvyi Rih and demolished a five-story apartment building, trapping individuals who were sleeping in their beds beneath the rubble.
Oleksandr Vilkul, the mayor of Kryvyi Rih, claimed the missiles landed in regions with no military value.
The incident was criticized by Denise Brown, the UN's humanitarian coordinator in Ukraine. Russia’s invasion has, once again, claimed lives and brought suffering to the people of Ukraine," she said. "International humanitarian law is clear: civilians and civilian infrastructure are not a target."
Firefighters fought fires bursting out of smashed windows of a structure, with burnt and damaged vehicles littering the ground nearby, according to images provided by Zelenskiy on his Telegram channel.
At least 10 killed in Russian missile strike on Zelenskyy's birth city
Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to Ukraine's president's office, said the events should make those who have urged Kyiv to return to the bargaining table with the Kremlin reconsider. He said.
And this kind of thing happens every night. Because the Russian Federation is blatantly destroying Ukraine. I understand that sitting thousands of kilometers away from Ukraine you can talk about ‘geopolitics’, ‘settlement’, and the undesirability of escalation for months. And allow the rampage of the ‘Russian world’. But the key decisions will still have to be made – Russia is bound to lose and sit in the dock.- Mykhailo Podolyak
The attack on Kryvyi Rih was part of a larger offensive across the country, which included attempted night-time missile assaults on the capital, Kyiv, and the northeastern city of Kharkiv.
According to Ukraine's top military command, air forces destroyed 10 of 14 cruise missiles launched against the country, as well as one of four Iranian-made drones.
“According to initial reports, the enemy used Kh-101/555 cruise missiles,” Kyiv’s city military administration said. “All enemy targets in the airspace around Kyiv were detected and successfully destroyed”.
Drones struck civilian infrastructure in Kharkiv, according to the city's mayor, Ihor Terekhov. He said:
According to initial reports, a utility company in the Kyivskyi district, as well as a warehouse in the Saltivskyi district, got damaged. A fire broke out as a result of the explosion on the latter.- Ihor Terekhov