Russian missile attack kills 25 in Ukrainian apartment building

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Photo: Russian President Putin (right) and Ukrainian President Zelensky

25 people have been confirmed dead following a Russian missile attack that hit a high-rise apartment building in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro, officials said.

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By Sunday afternoon, 73 injured people had been rescued from the rubble of the partially collapsed building, including 13 children, the Ukrainian Civil Defence announced on Telegram.

More than 40 people are still missing, while the search for them is continuing.

Cries for help from trapped residents could still be heard from the rubble hours after the impact.

The attack on Dnipro was the most serious of several recent attacks and an air alert was temporarily in effect throughout the country.

Ukrainian news agency, Ukrinform, reports that at least 26 civilians were killed and more than 80 injured across the country.

The leadership in Kiev strongly condemned the attacks against the civilian population and once again spoke of “Russian terror.”

Besides Dnipro, other areas hit included Odessa in the south, Kharkiv in the east, Lviv in the west and the capital Kiev.

Civilian infrastructure, including electricity sites, were once again damaged and power outages were reported.

The Ukrainian military said that 25 of 38 Russian missiles were shot down.

Ukraine prepared its citizens for increased problems with the electricity supply following the attacks.

The state electricity grid operator Ukrenerho announced on Facebook that the already significantly reduced amount of electricity per household would have to be throttled even further in order to avoid major bottlenecks.

Emergency shutdowns could not be ruled out.

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