In Ukraine, a Russian attack on a building killed at least nine people in the east of the country

VITALII MATOKHA / AFP Photo taken on January 14, 2023 shows a car and residential building destroyed by a missile attack on Dnipro.


In Ukraine, a Russian strike destroyed an apartment building on the Dnipro killing at least five people. (Photo taken on January 14, 2023 shows a car and residential building destroyed by a missile strike on Dnipro.)

UKRAINE – There is no truce for the Orthodox New Year. At least nine people were killed and several dozen injured this Saturday 14 January in a Russian attack on a residential building in the city of Dnipro, in eastern Ukraine. This new attack follows one the previous day in Kyiv, where key infrastructure was targeted.

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Governor Valentyn Reznichenko announced via Telegram that the shooting had been carried out at least “nine dead, including a 15-year-old girl” and “ sixty-four injuredwhich “fifty-nine hospitalized”. The attack reached the entrance of a nine-story building, much of which is now reduced to smoldering rubble.

Cities plunged into darkness

In addition, several areas were bombarded all day on Saturday. “Today the enemy again attacked the country’s power generation facilities. There have been attacks in the Kharkiv, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zaporizhia, Vinnytsia and Kyiv regions.” announced in the afternoon the Minister of Energy of Ukraine, German Galouchchenko.

Due to this bombing, power outages were ordered in most of the areas of Ukraine that were targeted by these attacks, also stated by Guerman Galushchenko.

The Ukrenergo operator, for his part, said it was working “remove the consequences” this “the twelfth massive missile attack on the energy sector in Ukraine”.

That “terror” Russia

“Everlasting memory for all whose lives were taken by Russian terror! The world must stop this evil”reacted on social media Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, it added “Debris removal on the Dnipro continues »

Zelensky also said that “ terror » can only be stopped with a weapon. “Russia is carrying out massive missile attacks on Ukrainian cities… Is it possible to stop Russian terror? Yes it is possible. Can we do it other than on the battlefield in Ukraine? Unfortunately there isn’t”he said in his daily message.

On the French side, the Quai d’Orsay denounced in a press release these Russian attacks on several Ukrainian cities: them “Once again deliberately targeting residential buildings and civilian infrastructure. Such systematic targeting in the dead of winter underscores Russia’s clear desire to continue escalating its war of aggression in Ukraine. »

During the Orthodox New Year

Ukrainians celebrate the Orthodox New Year (in the Julian calendar) on Saturday, a popular holiday on the eve of which children are traditionally given sweets. “Holiday Saturday – and the Pursuit of Terror (Russia). While Ukrainian children enjoy the treats received yesterday, the Russians attack residential buildings »commented the First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska.

“Moscow proves that its cynicism knows no bounds”, said presidential adviser Mikhaïlo Podoliak. Russia “should be removed from the UN Security Council now”he said again.

Since October and a series of setbacks in Ukraine, Moscow, amid a shift in strategy, has methodically bombarded the country’s vital infrastructure. At the same time, the Russian army is determined to conquer the city of Soledar, which is very strategic for the fate of Donbass.

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