At least 10 people were killed in a Russian missile attack on an apartment building and a warehouse in Kryvyi Rih, the hometown of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, on Tuesday, June 13. said local government officials.
Kryvyi region governor Rih Serhiy Lysak said on Tuesday morning that four people were killed in the apartment complex and six in the warehouse.
While town Mayor Oleksandr Vilkul said one person was still trapped under the rubble and 28 people were injured, including 12 people being treated in hospital.
According to reports, smoke billowed from the apartment building that was attacked and Olha Chernousova, who lives in a five-story apartment complex, said she was woken up by a thunder-like explosion and knocked by a violent explosion. thrown out of bed.
“I ran to the front door, but it was very hot… thick smoke,” she speaks.
“What can I do? I’m sitting on the balcony, scared I’ll pass out. No one has come for a long time… I think I’ll have to jump into a tree.”
Zelenskiy, who was born in Kryvyi Rih, condemned the attack in a Telegram post, saying: “Russian killers continue the war against residential buildings, ordinary cities and people.”
Russia has repeatedly attacked cities across Ukraine since its all-out invasion in February 2022 although it denies targeting civilians.
Ukraine’s military command said air defenses destroyed 10 of 14 cruise missiles and one of four Iranian-made drones fired at Ukraine early Tuesday morning.
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