At least 20 people were injured in an explosion in a two-story apartment building near the city of Dnipro. Kyiv reports airstrikes again. The latest developments in our live blog.
Air defense systems have again repelled attacks near Kiev, the military administration of the Ukrainian capital announced via the messaging channel Telegram. Witnesses told Reuters that several explosions were heard in the Kiev area, which sounded like defense systems had hit targets. There was an air raid alarm throughout Ukraine.
conflicting parties as a source
In the current situation, information on the course of the war, shelling and casualties provided by official bodies of the Russian and Ukrainian conflict parties cannot be directly checked by an independent body.
After a Russian attack in a suburb of the Ukrainian city of Dnipro, rescue workers pulled numerous injured people from the rubble of a destroyed house. President Volodymyr Zelenskyj announced in Kiev: “Once again Russia has shown that it is a terrorist state. Unfortunately, there are people under the rubble.” The authorities reported 20 injuries, including children. Before that, there had been talk of 13 injuries. The head of state released a video showing the completely destroyed two-story building. Rescuers searched for survivors.
Almost a quarter of the country’s air raid shelters are locked or unusable, according to Ukraine’s Interior Ministry. Ukrainian President Zelenskyy sees his country ready for the counteroffensive. The live blog from Saturday to read.