Russian attack on Nikopol wounds four elderly civilians, destroys buildings
Residential buildings in Nikopol destroyed after the attack of the Russian Federation (Photo:Сергій Лисак/Telegram)
Russian troops attacked residential buildings in Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast on the afternoon of April 12, wounding four elderly civilians, regional governor Serhiy Lysak reported on Telegram.
The artillery attack destroyed 13 private houses, two outbuildings and a car.
Rescuers pulled a 72-year-old man and woman from the rubble of their home, and they were hospitalized.
Two other injured civilians, an 87-year-old man and a 74-year-old woman, will be treated at home.
Lysak also posted a photo of the aftermath of the Russian strike.
In late March, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Nikopol. The city is regularly shelled by Russian forces.
Russian invasion troops regularly shell civilian residential areas in Sumy and other Ukrainian oblasts close to Russian territory or Russian-occupied territory, including Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya, and Mykolaiv. The attacks appear to have no military goal, but to have the aim of terrorizing civilians in Ukraine.
The International Criminal Court recently announced that it was opening two war crimes cases against Russia, one of which concerns illegal attacks on civilian infrastructure.
About 18% of Ukraine’s internationally recognized territory remains under Russian occupation — including Ukraine’s Crimea and the parts of the Donbas that were invaded by Russia in 2014.
The Kremlin falsely declared it had annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014 — but this claim has only been recognized by a handful of the world’s rogue and pariah states.
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