Russian Missile Strike Hits Dnipropetrovsk Region, Killing Eight

Written by Camilla Jessen

Apr.19 - 2024 9:13 AM CET

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Ukraine says Russian strikes on Dnipropetrovsk region kill at least 8.

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A major Russian missile attack targeted Ukraine's central Dnipropetrovsk region, resulting in at least eight fatalities and numerous injuries. The strike, which occurred early on Friday, severely impacted both residential and infrastructure facilities in the area.

This development was reported by Reuters.

Impact on Dnipro and Surrounding Areas

The regional capital, Dnipro, was among the hardest hit, with significant damage reported to a multi-storey residential building and the main train station.

"Russia must be held accountable for its acts of terror, and every missile, every Shahed drone must be shot down," President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated in response to the most recent attack on Ukrainian soil.

"The world can ensure this, and our partners possess the necessary capabilities," he added.

Casualties and Damage

Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko confirmed the death toll, noting that two of the victims were in Dnipro and six in the Synelnykivskyi district.

In addition to the loss of life, the attack injured 21 people and caused extensive damage to over a dozen homes in the region.

The state-run Ukrainian railways company, Ukrzaliznytsia, reported that the Russian assault deliberately targeted its operations, injuring several of its workers. Following the strike, the company was forced to close the Dnipro station and reroute trains that would normally pass through the city.

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