Russia likely shelled Zaporizhzhya with Tornado-S MLRS, Air Force says
As a result of an impact on a high-rise building in Zaporizhzhia, one person died, at least 32 were injured (Photo:Анатолій Куртєв/Telegram)
Preliminary reports indicate the Russian military struck the city of Zaporizhzhya with a long-range multiple launch rocket system, such as a Tornado-S MLRS, in a March 22 strike on an apartment building, Air Force spokesperson Yuriy Ihnat said on national television.
"It should be understood that Zaporizhzhya is a frontline city, located near the front line," he explained.
"This [Tornado-S] is rocket artillery, it flies extremely fast – it’s literally seconds from launch to impact."
According to Ihnat, the threat of enemy artillery shelling for frontline cities is constant.
If the Armed Forces can report that the Russians are going to strike with rocket or cannon artillery, they do so, he explained. If there is no such intelligence, then these strikes will unfortunately continue to occur.
On the afternoon of March 22, Russia began a mass shelling of Zaporizhzhya. Two nine-story buildings came under fire from two rockets. At least 32 people were injured, including three children. One person died in hospital from sustained injuries.
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