Fatal daytime strike on Zelenskyy hometown

Fatal daytime strike on Zelenskyy hometown
Fatal daytime strike on Zelenskyy hometown

Ukrainian officials say eight were killed and more than 20 injured in a missile attack on the southern city of Kryvyi Rih. Overnight, Ukraine reported missiles targeting the capital Kyiv.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said a fatal Russian strike had hit his hometown of Kryvyi Rih in southern Ukraine. 

Zelenskyy shared selected footage of what appeared to be emergency workers responding on site, pulling a person’s body from the rubble and trying to extinguish fires as smoke bellowed from a building in the background. 

“A Russian missile attack on Kryvyi Rih. As of now, 11 people were wounded and six were killed,” Zelenskyy wrote online. 

He issued condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and appealed for more international support on equipment to prevent such attacks. 

“Modern air defense systems can ensure maximum protection for our people, cities, and positions. We need them urgently.”

Ukraine’s governor of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, which includes Kryvyi Rih, Serhi Lysak, had first alerted of a missile attack and air raid alert for the city of more than 600,000 people roughly 90 minutes prior to Zelenskyy’s comments.

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