Russian airstrikes claim 4 lives, injure dozens in Ukraine


Ukraine reported on Friday that Russian airstrikes have resulted in the death of four individuals and left dozens injured, with a series of strikes targeting the central and eastern regions of the country.

Interior Minister Igor Klymenko expressed his anguish over the devastating events, stating that a Russian aerial bomb struck Odradokamyanka, a town situated approximately 60 kilometers (about 40 miles) upstream of Kherson city on the west bank of the Dnipro River, claiming the lives of three civilians, including two women and a man.

Four local residents were also injured in the attack. Klymenko unequivocally labeled the strike in the southern Kherson region as a “war crime.”

Meanwhile, in the central city of Kryvyi Rig, President Volodymyr Zelensky’s hometown, tragedy struck as a missile attack targeted a police building, resulting in the loss of a policeman’s life. Klymenko had earlier reported that rescuers from the State Emergency Service had successfully extracted three more individuals from the rubble, all of whom are in serious condition.

Images from the scene depicted billowing smoke rising from the remnants of the building as dedicated rescue workers transported an injured person to an awaiting ambulance. Local authorities confirmed that over 40 people sustained injuries in the city as a result of the attack.

In a worrying development, Russia’s airstrikes extended beyond Kryvyi Rig, with at least three individuals injured in the northeastern city of Sumy, according to Ukrainian officials. Additionally, a rocket attack on the southeastern city of Zaporizhzhia left one man injured.

Yuriy Malashko, head of the local administration, revealed the grim statistics, stating, “Over the past 24 hours, 93 enemy attacks on 29 towns and villages of the Zaporizhzhia region have been recorded,” underscoring the ongoing and widespread impact of the conflict on Ukrainian communities.

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