how – Russia bombed a clinic in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro with missiles, killing one person and injuring more than 20And in turn, it was subjected to heavy artillery shelling in the border area with Ukraine.
“Another Russian missile attack, another crime against humanity in itself”Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote on Telegram after a night of Russian airstrikes on other parts of the country, including Kiev.
The president accompanied the message with a video showing badly damaged buildings and plumes of smoke billowing.
This was indicated by the head of the military department of the Dnipro region, Sergoy Lysak The deceased bystander was 69 years old, and 23 people were injured, including two children, ages three and six.who had to be hospitalized.
For its part, local media published videos of rescue workers helping people with bloodied faces escape from the clinic through rubble-strewn corridors.
Lesak stressed that the region in central Ukraine was subjected to “intensive attack” during the night, “by missiles and drones.”
Kyiv, in turn, claimed that he suffered during the night The thirteenth Russian air strike 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 airspace were detected and destroyed,” said the capital’s military department, which did not report material damage or casualties.
This was reported by the Ukrainian military leadership in its daily morning report 55 Russian airstrikes in the past 24 hoursincluding one that damaged a dam in the Donetsk region in the east of the country, putting nearby towns at “risk of flooding”.
Moscow mentioned on its side Ukrainian bombing of the Belgorod regionon the border with Ukraine, for the fifth day in a row.
The area witnessed dozens of artillery shells during the past 24 hours, which caused material damage but no injuries.According to the governor Vyacheslav Gladkov.
The fire targeted the town of Kozynka in the Grivoron region, where a major armed incursion from Ukraine took place on Monday and Tuesday and claimed responsibility for two groups of exiled Russians fighting Moscow’s forces. The town was hit by 132 shells, according to the governor.
The governor also claimed that the Belgorodsky district, which surrounds the regional capital Belgorod, was hit by 14 shots, including drones, one of which hit an office building and damaged it.
In Krasnodar, a Russian city 200 kilometers from Crimea that was annexed by Moscow in 2014, two drones damaged buildings but caused no casualties, according to Governor Veniamin Kondratyev.
These cross attacks occur when Ukraine says it has been preparing a counterattack for months Against the Russian forces occupying the south and east of the country, after receiving several shipments of Western weapons.
In another epicenter, Moscow’s ally Belarus said Thursday night Russia has begun to place nuclear weapons on its territoryin compliance with the declaration made in March by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov did not confirm the reports on Friday, merely stating that Belarus “faces unfriendly, even hostile attitudes from neighboring countries”.
“Therefore, we must continue to develop and strengthen our relations with our allies (…) including in the military field,” the spokesman added.
Agence France-Presse and the Associated Press