Kyiv: more than 200 flats destroyed in missile strike on Dnipro apartment building

More than 200 apartments have been ravaged in a missile strike on an apartment building in Ukraine’s Dnipro on 14 January, senior official Kyrylo Tymoshenko said.

“Almost all the building residents have been moved. The city and the region have now set up many places to temporarily host all the families. The city and regional authorities will announce a decision on financial assistance to the families of those who died and those who lost their homes or had them damaged. As we understand, more than 200 flats have been destroyed, and our main mission is to move the people and help restore this building,” Tymoshenko said as quoted by Ukrainska Pravda.

According to him, emergency services will continue sifting through the rubble until all dead bodies are found which can take up to several days. “As of now, we have 40 killed people. As for the injured ones, there are a few in truly critical condition, one child is among them,” he added.

On 14 January, Russian troops launched a large-scale missile attack on Ukraine. Explosions were reported across the country.

A missile landed on an apartment building in central Ukraine’s Dnipro, causing its partial collapse. People were flashing phone torch lights to draw attention of rescue missions, were writing SMS, and screaming for help. According to the latest reports, 40 people were killed, including three children. Moreover, 79 building residents were injured with 16 kids among them.

According to the Ukrainian military, a Russian X-22 missile built to strike naval aircraft carrier units struck the Dnipro building. “The Russian Armed Forces do not target residential buildings,” the Kremlin claims.

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