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Russia launches overnight attack on Dnipro, destroying rescue services

Kyiv, May 22 (EFE).- Russia launched an attack with 20 drones and 16 missiles against the Ukrainian city of Dnipro overnight, hitting various buildings including those of rescue services, destroying emergency vehicles.

Russia fired nine cruise missiles from bombers around the Caspian sea, the Sea of Azov and Kursk region, two Iskander missiles from Crimea and five anti-aircraft guided missiles from Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine’s air force said on Telegram.

Some landed on buildings used by rescue services, and two fires broke out, said Serhiy Lysak, head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military on Telegram.

“More than 10 trucks and cars were destroyed, as many units of special equipment were damaged. 25 private cars and 2 buses were also damaged,” he said.

In addition, a business and three other buildings were hit in this city on the banks of the Dnipro River that Ukraine uses as a military logistics hub due to its location and relative proximity to the front, Lysak said in his report on the attack.

He added that at least seven people were injured, and three private houses, nine apartment buildings, a kindergarten, shops and administrative buildings were affected, while six cars were gutted.

According to Lysak, Ukrainian anti-aircraft defenses intercepted 15 drones and four cruise missiles over Dnipropetrovsk province, of which Dnipro is the capital.

The air force raised the total number of drones shot down to 20. EFE


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