‘Russia does not strike residential buildings’: Putin’s spokesman denies Russian missile hitting Dnipro apartment block

The Kremlin has commented on the Russian missile hitting an apartment block in Ukraine’s Dnipro and killing at least 40 people.

“Russia’s armed forces do not strike residential buildings or social infrastructure facilities. Our strikes only aim at military targets, either disguised or undisguised. You could see statements made by certain Ukrainian representatives that this disaster happened because of an aerial defence countermissile,” Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, said.

Russia executed a new massive shelling of Ukraine on Saturday. Explosions were reported in the Kyiv, Lviv, Vinnytsia, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Dnipro, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Khmelnytskyi regions of the country.

Ukraine’s army officials say the projectile that hit the apartment block in Dnipro, killing at least 40 as of the most recent reports, was a Russian Kh-22 anti-ship missile.

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