Russian missile attack on Zaporizhzhya kills at least 3 civilians, injures six
As a result of the impact on the five-story building, almost the entire entrance was destroyed (Photo:National Police of Ukraine)
At least three people were killed and another six injured in a Russian missile attack on a five-story residential building in the city of Zaporizhzhya overnight on March 2, the National Police of Ukraine said in a post on Facebook.
Eleven people, including a pregnant woman, were rescued from the rubble.
Rescuers evacuated 20 people from the rest of the building, with the same number of residents provided with psychological support.
Over 10 apartments between the second and fifth floors were destroyed during the overnight strike. Nearby houses also suffered damage from the blast wave and debris.
Rescue teams continue to work at the scene.
According to preliminary information, Russia used missiles from the S-300 air defense system to attack the residential building in Zaporizhzhya. The missiles can be set to operate as short-range ballistic missiles to attack ground targets, but are highly inaccurate when used in this mode.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reacted to the attack on Zaporizhzhya, posting footage on Telegram of the aftermath of the missile strike.
“The terrorist state wants to turn every day for our people into a day of terror,” he said in a post.
“But evil will not reign in our land. We will drive all the occupiers out and they will definitely be held accountable for everything.”
Russia regularly attacks residential areas in frontline Ukrainian cities with artillery, rockets and missiles.
A Russian attack on the southern city of Dnipro on Jan. 14 killed 46 civilians and injured 80 when a Kh-22 anti-ship missile hit a nine-story apartment block, damaging or destroying completely 236 apartments.
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