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Russia hits Ukraine with 64 missiles, drones: 5 dead, several wounded

Kyiv, Feb 7 (EFE).- Russia hit Ukraine with 64 missiles and drones on Wednesday, killing at least five people and injuring over 30, Ukrainian officials said.

Four people were killed in the Russian missile strike that hit an 18-story residential building in Holosiivskyi district in the south of Kyiv, officials said.

“Emergency services continue to work in the Holosiiv district of the capital, where several floors of an 18-story residential building were damaged as a result of the attack,” Kiev mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said on Telegram.

“So far, according to confirmed data, four residents of the building have died. 32 injured in Holosiivsky district,” he added.

Emergency services evacuated 52 people from the building, head of Kyiv City Military Administration Sergei Popko said on Telegram.

In “the border of Dnipro and Desnyan districts (of the capital) as a result of falling debris, high-voltage underground electric cables were damaged and a short circuit occurred in the transformer substation,” Popko said.

According to the energy ministry, 19,400 customers in Dnipro and Desnyan were left without power, including health centers.

The attack occurred when the high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, was on an official visit to Kyiv.

In southern Mykolayiv, the head of the regional military administration Vitali Kim, confirmed that one person had died.

Ukraine shot down 44 of the 64 Russian air strikes, officials said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said six regions have been under Russian attack since early Wednesday.

“My condolences to all those who have lost family and friends. We will certainly respond to Russia – terrorists will always feel the consequences of their actions,” Zelenskyy said. EFE

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