world : Russian missile strike kills 9 in Zelensky's hometown - officials

world : Russian missile strike kills 9 in Zelensky's hometown - officials
world : Russian missile strike kills 9 in Zelensky's hometown - officials

Wednesday 12 June 2024 11:47 PM

Nafeza 2 world - At least nine people have been killed and 29 injured in a Russian missile strike on Ukraine's southern city of Kryvyi Rih, local officials say.

Ukraine's prosecutor general's office says five children are among the injured after a residential building was hit on Wednesday. Earlier, four people were reported missing.

Emergency services, police and volunteers are now combing through the wreckage. Search dogs have been brought to the scene.

Russia's defence ministry has not publicly commented on the reported strike on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's hometown.

Mr Zelensky has expressed his condolences to the victims' relatives and friends.

"Every day and every hour, Russian terror proves that Ukraine - together with its partners - must strengthen [the country's] air defence," he said.

In a video posted by Ukraine's state emergency service DSNS, an injured woman is seen being carried on a stretcher from the wreckage.

Meanwhile, firefighters are seen battling fires in the area after the strike.

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