Russia bombed a clinic with missiles in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro, leaving one dead and more than 20 wounded, and in turn receiving heavy artillery fire in a border region with Ukraine.
“Rocket attack on clinic in Dnipro city. One person killed,” Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky wrote on Telegram after a night of Russian airstrikes on other parts of the country, including Kiev.
The head of the military administration of the Dnipro region, Serguii Lysak, indicated that the deceased was a 69-year-old pedestrian, and 23 people were injured, including two children aged three and six, who had to be hospitalized .
Zelensky posted a video in which the buildings are badly damaged and from which columns of smoke rise.
Local media have released videos of rescuers helping people with bloodied faces escape the clinic through rubble-strewn corridors.
“Another Russian rocket attack, another crime against humanity,” Zelensky added.
Lysak pointed out that the region, in central Ukraine, was “massively attacked” during the night “with missiles and drones”.
Kiev also said it suffered the 13th Russian airstrike overnight since the beginning of the month, this time with cruise missiles launched by Tu-95MS bombers from the Caspian Sea region.
“According to preliminary information, all enemy targets in Kiev’s airspace have been detected and destroyed,” the capital’s military administration said, reporting no material damage or casualties.
In its daily morning report, the Ukrainian military command said 55 Russian air strikes in the last 24 hoursincluding one that damaged a dam in the Donetsk area in the east of the country, putting nearby towns at “high risk of flooding”.
Moscow reported on its side Ukrainian bombing in the Belgorod regionat the border with Ukraine, for the fifth consecutive day.
The region received dozens of artillery hits in the past 24 hours, which has caused property damage but no casualties, according to Governor Viacheslav Gladkov.
The shots targeted the town of Kozinka in the Graivoron district, where a major armed incursion from Ukraine took place on Monday and Tuesday claiming responsibility for two groups of exiled Russians fighting against Moscow forces. The city was hit by 132 shells, according to the governor.
The governor also said that the Belgorodski district, which surrounds the regional capital Belgorod, was hit by 14 shots, including from drones, one of which hit an administrative building and caused damage.
In Krasnodar, a Russian city 200 km from the Crimean peninsula, annexed by Moscow in 2014, two drones damaged buildings but caused no casualties, according to the governor, Veniamin Kondratiev.
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