Putin rains missile terror on Ukraine: Russian strikes on SBU security service building and residential compound injure at least nine people, including two children
- A Russian missile hit a Dnipro building, injuring nine people including children
A Russian missile struck a building in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Friday, Kiev officials said, injuring at least nine people, including two children.
Photos posted on social media showed part of a building reduced to rubble and debris strewn across a large courtyard.
Regional Governor Serhiy Lysak said on the Telegram messaging app that the injured were receiving treatment at home.
Dnipro Mayor Borys Filatov said this was the third time the SBU security service building had been targeted. Both buildings were largely empty – the residential building as it had just been completed and units were up for sale.
Interior Minister Igor Klymenko earlier reported “a Russian strike on a multi-storey building in Dnipro”, saying five people were injured.
Ukrainian firefighters work to put out a fire in an administrative building after a missile strike in Dnipro
A Russian missile hit a building (pictured), Kyiv officials said, injuring at least nine people, including two children
Ukrainian police block a road as an emergency services truck passes near the site of the rocket blasts
Both buildings were largely empty – the residential building as it had just been completed and units were up for sale. Pictured: Residents look at the site where the missiles hit in Dnipro
Videos posted on social media showed smoke billowing from the upper floors of a residential building that had been badly damaged.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said: “Dnipro. Friday night. A high-rise building and the building of the Security Service of Ukraine were hit. Again the terror of Russian missiles”.
‘All the necessary services are on site… We are keeping the situation under control. We will do everything so that Russia is fully punished for the aggression and terror against our people.
Russia said on Friday it intercepted two Ukrainian missiles over its southern Rostov region, bordering Ukraine. He said at least a dozen people were injured by debris falling on the city of Taganrog.
Russian regions bordering Ukraine have seen regular drone strikes and bombardments since Moscow launched its military campaign in February last year, but have almost never been targeted by missiles.
Russia, whose forces invaded neighboring Ukraine in February 2022, says it is not targeting civilian sites.
His forces stepped up evening and night missile attacks on a variety of targets – particularly focusing on port facilities around the city of Odessa after Moscow pulled out of a deal allowing grain shipments from Ukrainian ports.
Pictured: Ukrainian rescuers work at the site of the damaged administration building
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called the attacks “Russian terror”, as Moscow claimed to have intercepted two Ukrainian missiles on the same day.