A large missile assault by Russia kills at the very least 3 in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine

Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, June 13 (Reuters) – Ukrainian officers mentioned early Tuesday that Russia had launched a “large missile” assault on town of Kryvyi Rih in central Ukraine, killing at the very least three individuals, wounding 25 and inflicting injury. with civil infrastructure.

Serhiy Lysak, governor of the Dnipropetrovsk area the place Kryvyi Rih is situated, mentioned on messaging app Telegram that rescue operations had been underway in a burnt five-storey condo constructing and in a destroyed warehouse.

“There are nonetheless individuals underneath the rubble of a constructing. There was a hearth,” Lessac mentioned, giving uncooked casualty figures, and posting an image of an condo constructing with smoke billowing from some smashed home windows.

The town’s mayor, Oleksandr Vilkol, mentioned he believed at the very least seven individuals had been trapped underneath the rubble, with out offering additional particulars. Reuters couldn’t independently confirm the information.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who was born in Kryvyi Rih, additionally condemned the assault on his hometown.

“Russian murderers proceed their conflict towards residential buildings, abnormal cities and folks,” he mentioned on the Telegram messaging app.

Throughout the early hours of Tuesday, air raid sirens sounded throughout Ukraine, with navy officers in Kiev saying air protection forces had destroyed all Russian missiles focusing on the Ukrainian capital.

Ukraine’s prime navy command mentioned the air power had destroyed 10 out of 14 cruise missiles launched by Russia at Ukraine and considered one of 4 Iranian-made drones.

It was not instantly clear what number of missiles hit Kryvyi Rih and the place the drones launched by Russia hit their targets.

There was no speedy remark from Russia on the reported strikes. Each Russia and Ukraine deny focusing on civilians within the conflict that Russia waged on its neighbor about 16 months in the past.

The mayor of town of Kharkiv in japanese Ukraine mentioned on his Telegram channel that Russian drones struck civilian infrastructure there, hitting a warehouse and a service firm constructing. There was no speedy info on accidents.

(Reporting by Valentin Orizhenko, Serhiy Karazzi and Lydia Kelly) — Writing by Lydia Kelly in Melbourne and Aleksandar Vasović in Belgrade; Modifying by Simon Cameron Moore

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