Saturday, russia launched fresh waves of missile attacks across ukraine, resulting in at least nine people killed in a strike on an apartment block in the eastern city of dnipro. this attack caused 64 injuries and 14 of those were children, and this is likely the worst attack in months. in response, the uk announced it would be sending challenger 2 tanks to ukraine to aid the country’s defence.
Missile attack happened on saturday in the eastern city of dnipro, ukraine. this attack resulted in at least nine people killed and 64 injured, 14 of whom were children. the strike occurred on an apartment block and the rescue effort was witnessed by a sizeable crowd. in response, the uk announced it would be sending challenger 2 tanks to ukraine to aid the country’s defence.
Cause of the attack is still unknown, but it could have been one of the less accurate missiles in russia’s arsenal, or something brought down by ukraine’s air defences. this is likely the worst attack in months, coming two weeks after the latest wave of russian attacks on ukraine’s power grid. president zelensky noted that the most difficult situation was in the kharkiv and kyiv regions, and other cities, including kyiv, kharkiv and odesa, were also hit, with much of ukraine now under an emergency blackout after missiles struck power infrastructure in multiple cities. moscow believes this strategy is worth pursuing, as evidenced by saturday’s attacks.