Russian missile strike on Zaporizhzhya kills 3, wounds 7

26 January, 04:14 PM
The Russian Federation shelled the Zaporizhzhia (Photo:Прокуратура)

The Russian Federation shelled the Zaporizhzhia (Photo:Прокуратура)

The latest massive Russian missile attack on Ukraine's critical infrastructure in the city of Zaporizhzhya killed three civilians and wounded seven others, the press service of the regional prosecutor's office reported on Jan. 26.

"At 3:40 a.m., the Russian military launched two missile strikes using the S-300 air defense system at a critical infrastructure facility in Zaporizhzhya district,” the agency said.

“Technical equipment and buildings were destroyed. After the explosion, a fire broke out on the premises of the enterprise… (The fire) has now been extinguished.”

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Prosecutor's Office
Photo: Prosecutor's Office

In addition, during the investigation and search and rescue operation, the site of the missile strike was targeted again around 10 a.m. Reports about casualties are being verified.

Prosecutor's Office
Photo: Prosecutor's Office

Criminal proceedings have been initiated over a new Russian war crime that led to the deaths of civilians under Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (violation of the laws and customs of war).

In addition to Zaporizhzhya Oblast, Vinnytsia and Odesa oblasts, as well as Kyiv, were also subjected to missile attacks. In Kyiv, one person was killed and two others injured when debris from a shot-down missile fell on a non-residential building in the south of the capital.

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