At least one person was killed and 15 others injured in a Russian missile attack that hit a clinic in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro, Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky said Friday, saying there could be more casualties. under the rubble.
"We must irrevocably defeat these inhumans as soon as possible," Zelensky wrote on his Telegram account. The Ukrainian president reported that emergency teams are working at the scene of the attack in view of the possibility of more victims.
In a message posted online alongside video of a badly damaged building billowing with smoke, the Ukrainian president said rescue efforts were underway. "Russian terrorists once again confirm their status as fighters against everything humane and honest," Zelensky wrote.
Regional Governor Sergey Lyssak said two children aged 3 and 6 were among the injured. "The rescue of the injured continues," added the official on Telegram, according to which the impact caused a fire in two buildings. “The fire affected a total of 500 square meters. Firefighters are fighting the flames,” he said.
Ukrainian Telegram channels post videos of rescuers helping people with blood on their faces escape from the clinic through rubble-strewn corridors.
According to Lyssak, his Dnipropetrovsk region was also "massively attacked" overnight "with Russian missiles and drones." In Dnipro, the regional capital, overnight shelling burned down several houses and a gas station.
Since the beginning of May, Russia has intensified its airstrikes, often at night, against Ukraine. Kyiv has suffered thirteen nightly attacks since the beginning of the month, according to the authorities, who claim to have repelled all of them.
Across the country, the Ukrainian military announced that it had shot down 10 of 17 missiles and 23 of 31 Shahed drones launched overnight by Russia.
Russia, which began its full-scale invasion of Ukraine 15 months ago, has not yet commented on the latest airstrikes, but said Ukraine had attacked two regions in southern Russia with a rocket and a drone.