Conflicts & War

Russia bombs Zaporizhzhia after nationwide strikes kill at least 19

Lviv, Ukraine, Oct 11 (EFE).- At least one person has died in a new Russian missile attack against the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia on Tuesday after at least 19 were killed in attacks across the country the previous day, authorities said.

“The enemy continues to terrorize the civilians of Zaporizhzhia. A missile strike from 12 S-300 missiles hit public facilities,” Oleksandr Starukh, the head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration, wrote on Telegram Tuesday morning.

Two of the rockets hit a car dealership, killing one person and causing a fire, while others hit a school, and a dispensary was damaged, he added.

At least 19 people were killed and 105 were injured in Monday’s Russian bombardments of cities across Ukraine, according to the State Emergency Service tally on Tuesday.

According to its report, “as a result of shelling, objects of critical and civil infrastructure were hit in 12 regions and the city of Kyiv, where more than 30 fires broke out, which were extinguished by the forces of the State Emergency Service.”

A total of 301 settlements in Kyiv, Lviv, Sumy, Ternopil and Khmelnytsky regions remain without power, but electricity was restored to 3,571 settlements in various regions.

More than 1,000 people and about 120 emergency services units participated in the firefighting and emergency rescue operations, it said.

In response to the attack on the Kerch Strait Bridge linking Russia to Crimea, Moscow launched 84 cruise missiles and 24 drones over Ukraine on Monday morning, while Ukrainian air defenses shot down 43 cruise missiles and 13 drones, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces on Monday.

According to the latest report from the Institute for the Study of War, the attacks “wasted some of Russia’s dwindling precision weapons against civilian targets, as opposed to militarily significant targets.”

“Russia’s use of its limited supply of precision weapons in this role may deprive Putin of options to disrupt ongoing Ukrainian counter-offensives in Kherson and Luhansk,” the ISW said.

It added that contrary to Moscow claiming that military command centers, signal infrastructure and energy systems were successfully attacked, social media posts show that “Russians instead hit a children’s playground, a park, a German consulate, and a business center among other non-military targets.” EFE


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