Russian missile strike kills girl, destroys condominium block in Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia By Reuters

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© Reuters. Rescuers work at a residential constructing which was closely broken by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia’s assault on Ukraine, in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine October 6, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer

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KYIV (Reuters) -A Russian rocket strike destroyed a five-storey condominium block within the southern Ukrainian metropolis of Zaporizhzhia, killing at the least one girl and leaving different residents trapped beneath rubble, the regional governor mentioned on Thursday.

Firefighters rushed by means of the streets to sort out the blazes after the in a single day assault, and extra explosions have been heard on Thursday morning in what native officers mentioned was a renewed Russian strike.

“One other enemy missile assault. Keep in shelters!” Oleksandr Starukh, governor of the Zaporizhzhia area, instructed residents on the Telegram messaging app.

He later instructed Ukrainian tv that one girl was killed within the in a single day shelling, however mentioned one other girl who was earlier reported useless had survived.

Twelve folks have been wounded, together with a three-year-old little one. 5 have been nonetheless beneath the rubble, he added.

Pictures launched by Ukrainian emergency providers confirmed enormous piles of rubble the place residential buildings had been hit.

The missile strikes underlined Moscow’s capability to strike Ukrainian cities regardless of current Russian setbacks within the battle.

Russia didn’t instantly touch upon the occasions in Zaporizhzhia, which is beneath the management of Ukrainian forces. Moscow has denied intentionally concentrating on civilians in its “particular army operation” in Ukraine.

Zaporizhzhia is among the 4 Ukrainian areas annexed by Russia. Ukraine says it can by no means settle for an unlawful seizure of its territory by drive. Kyiv and the West mentioned the referendums have been rigged votes held at gunpoint.

President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian state to grab management of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy station, Europe’s greatest, which remains to be run by Ukrainian engineers regardless of being captured early within the battle by Russian forces.

The facility station is near the entrance line, on a Russian-controlled financial institution of a reservoir with Ukrainian forces on the alternative financial institution. Either side have warned of the hazard of a possible nuclear catastrophe if the plant is hit.

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