Missile strike on an apartment building in dnipro, ukraine has resulted in 25 dead and 43 missing. kyiv, kharkiv and odesa were also hit, with 70 people requiring medical treatment, 10 of whom are in a difficult condition. polish prime minister mateusz morawiecki called the missile strikes “inhuman”, while russian president vladimir putin said military operations were going to plan.
Strike occurred on tuesday, with the devastating attack hitting the entrance of a nine-storey building, turning several floors into smouldering rubble. energy infrastructure in the kyiv and kharkiv regions were badly hit, and the ukrainian state energy company ukrenergo temporarily imposed round-the-clock consumption limits for all regions. the number of fatalities is expected to be in the dozens.
Attack was carried out by a russian missile, and was met with criticism from western and ukrainian officials who questioned whether russia’s “energy war” might be coming to an end. in response, uk prime minister rishi sunak said his government would give challenger 2 tanks to kyiv’s armed forces, while moscow said providing more weapons to ukraine would lead to intensified russian operations and more civilian casualties. ukrainian energy minister german galushchenko said the next few days will be “difficult”.