One day after a significant Russian missile attack struck the building, hopes are dwindling that further survivors will be discovered in the rubble of an apartment building in the southeast Ukrainian city of Dnipro.
More than 30 individuals are hospitalised, including 12 in bad condition, and 30 people have now been confirmed dead. The nine-story building’s debris may still be hiding 30 to 40 individuals, but Borys Filatov, the city’s mayor, was gloomy about the likelihood that any more survivors would be discovered.
Emergency personnel reported hearing screams for assistance coming from beneath the nine-story apartment building’s rubble in the city in east-central Ukraine. The rescuers utilised quiet intervals to focus their efforts, but the chilly conditions raised more questions than answers.
On Saturday, while battles raged in the eastern towns of Soledar and Bakhmut, Russia launched two waves of missiles against Ukraine, hitting locations all around the nation, including the capital, Kyiv, and the northeastern city of Kharkiv.
Since October, Moscow, which overran Ukraine in February 2022, has bombarded the nation’s energy infrastructure with missiles and drones, leading to widespread blackouts and interruptions in the operation of the central heating and water systems.
The Russian defence ministry did not specifically name Dnipro as a target in a statement it released on Sunday regarding its last day of strikes.
According to the Ukrainian air force, a Russian Kh-22 missile, a dated and notoriously inaccurate weapon that Ukraine lacks the air defences to shoot down impacted the block. The Cold War saw the development of the Soviet-era missile to obliterate vessels.
Emergency personnel heard screams for aid coming from the rubble during the Sunday rescue attempt and waited for spells of stillness to better focus their efforts.
Over 18 hours after the assault, firefighters discovered a woman still alive and carried her to safety in their arms. A body was later found and removed from the rubble on a stretcher by a crane.
Although its defence ministry issued a statement claiming it had launched a round of missile strikes against Ukrainian infrastructure and military targets, Russia has not explicitly acknowledged the attack.
“All assigned objects were hit. The targets of the strike have been achieved,” it stated.