Twenty injured in an air strike in Dnipro and Kiev also under bombing | outside

to update20 people were injured in an air strike in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Saturday night, including three children who were seriously injured. This was announced by the Ukrainian authorities.

“The Russians attacked the city,” President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Facebook on Saturday. They struck between two two-story apartment buildings. Unfortunately, there are people under the rubble.” A video released by the president shows rescuers searching the destroyed building.

“Five children were injured in Pidhorodninska,” said Serhiy Lysak, governor of the Dnipro region. According to doctors, the condition of the three boys is serious. They are in the operating room.” He added that of the 20 injured, 17 are in the hospital, and confirmed that rescuers are continuing to search for victims under the rubble.

Until the early hours

The Ukrainian capital also came under fire again last night. Anti-aircraft systems were busy fending off air strikes near Kiev until the early hours of Sunday. This was announced by the military commander in the capital via Telegram.

“According to preliminary information, no air targets reached the capital,” the message said. It was not possible for the news agency ‘Reuters’ to independently verify this information. Eyewitnesses reported to the news agency that several explosions had already been heard near Kiev, and that they sounded like anti-aircraft systems hitting their target.

Russian airstrikes on Ukraine have increased in recent weeks, as have raids from the other side. Kiev has been saying for months that it has been preparing for a major offensive against the occupiers, to recapture the lands it lost since the Russian invasion in February 2022.

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In turn, a Russian official in Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014, said that a drone was shot down there at night from Saturday to Sunday in the city of Dzhankoy. According to his Telegram message, this caused “damage to the windows of several houses in a residential area”. However, Reuters news agency was unable to independently verify that information.

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