Ukraine has been hit with a round of deadly missile strikes by Russian forces
Russian forces fired missiles at Kyiv and other parts of Ukraine as regions across the country were under air raid alerts.
Patrick Coulson Price, USA Today
The death toll from Rossi missile strike In the southeastern city of Dnipro, the number rose to 30 on Sunday as first responders picked up among the rubble. residential building Search for survivors and bodies.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said at least 73 people were injured on Saturday when explosions ripped through all nine floors of the building, which houses an estimated 1,700 people.
“It was possible to save dozens of wounded and traumatized people,” Zelensky said. Among them are children, the youngest of whom is 3 years old.
By Sunday afternoon, 39 people had been rescued and the Dnipro city government said 43 people were missing.
Zelensky said that more than 20 of the 30 missiles fired at Ukrainian targets were shot down. The attacks also targeted the capital Kyiv and the northeastern city of Kharkiv. Energy infrastructure has once again been bombed, a common subject of Russian attacks in recent months.
“It is clear that this is terrorism and all this is simply not human,” said Artem Myzychenko, as he cleared the rubble.
Zelensky said repair crews will work around the clock to restore power generation.
“The enemy will definitely receive our response (to the strikes) on the battlefield,” Zelensky said. Our soldiers will do that.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin said his “special military operation” is going according to plan. “The dynamics are positive. Everything is developing within the plan of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff,” he said in an interview with Rossiya-1 television.
- On Sunday, Russian forces attacked a residential area in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, injuring two people, the region’s governor, Yaroslav Yanushevich, said in a post on Telegram.
- On Sunday, the Russian Defense Ministry said it had achieved its goal with Saturday’s strikes. It said missiles were fired “at the military command and control system of Ukraine and related energy facilities” and did not mention the housing strikes and deaths.
- Moldovan authorities said on Sunday that specialized teams carried out “controlled detonations” of explosives discovered in parts of missile debris found by border officials in a northern village near the country’s border with Ukraine.
Three Russian soldiers were killed and 15 wounded in a munitions explosion in the village of Tunenkoy, Belgorod region, southern Russia. State-run TASS reported Sunday. The outlet said that a preliminary investigation indicated that the explosion was likely caused by the misuse of ammunition.
Russia’s Rain-TV said the explosion took place in a community center on or near a military base after a soldier mishandled a grenade, causing a fire. The TV station said the victims were new recruits. Fifteen people were evacuated from nearby homes in Belgorod, a city of 340,000 people 25 miles north of the Ukrainian border.
Britain’s Ministry of Defense said it would begin training thousands of volunteer recruits who joined the Ukrainian Armed Forces with little or no previous military experience. The goal is to teach the skills “required to survive and be effective in frontline combat,” the ministry said in a statement. The course, which builds on training provided to UK Army Reserve Infantrymen, will take place over a minimum of five weeks in Britain. It will provide soldiers with instruction on weapon handling, offensive and defensive tactics, rules of armed conflict, field activity and marksmanship, patrol techniques, battlefield first aid, and cybersecurity awareness.
Contributing: Thao Nguyen, USA Today; Associated Press
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