Conflicts & War

Zelenskyy’s hometown targeted in deadly Russian strike

Kyiv, July 31 (EFE).- At least four people were killed and 43 were wounded after a Russian strike on the town of Kryvyi Rih, Ukrainian authorities reported on Monday.

One missile struck a four-story education center and the other hit a nine-story residential block, Ukraine’s Interior Ministry said, according to the Ukrinform news agency.

“Tragic news. There are already 4 dead in Kryvyi Rih… Among them is a 10-year-old child,” regional governor Serhiy Lysak said on Telegram, warning that “there may be people under the rubble.”

“Rescuers have already rescued four people. One of them is a child. The search operation continues,” Lysak added.

According to state emergency services, 43 people had been reported injured by noon.

Ukrainian authorities also reported Russian strikes in northeastern Ukraine, where Kyiv’s counter-offensive to regain Russian-held territory is largely focused.

A municipal employee was killed in Kherson, while another fatality was reported in Kharkiv, according to regional authorities.

“Regions of Ukraine are being shelled by the occupiers, who continue to terrorize peaceful cities and people,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Twitter after his hometown, Kryvyi Rih came under attack.

“In recent days, the enemy has been stubbornly attacking cities, city centers, shelling civilian objects and housing. But this terror will not frighten us or break us. We are working and saving our people,” Zelenskyy said. EFE


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