Seven Russian missiles targeted the industrial town of Zaporizhzhia in southern Ukraine, killing at least 17 people, including one child, according to Ukrainian officials on Saturday.
Approximately 50 multi-story buildings and at least 20 dwellings were damaged in the Zaporizhzhia missile attack that occurred at night. As of the right moment, 17 individuals have passed away,” Zaporizhzhia City Council Secretary Anatoliy Kurtev stated on Sunday.
Russia has regularly attacked Zaporizhzhia in recent weeks as retaliation for its losses in Ukraine’s south and northeast.
Since the beginning of the invasion, Russia has controlled parts of the Zaporizhzhia area, including its nuclear power facility, which is around 30 miles from the city.
The assault occurred after a Saturday blast partially collapsed a bridge connecting Crimea with Russia, crippling a vital supply route for the Kremlin’s waning war campaign in southern Ukraine and striking a symbol of Russian control in the area.
The city in the south, which has recently been the focus of Russian attacks, was the target of the midnight shelling, according to the Ukrainian govt.
The bombardment was described by the president of Ukraine, Zelensky, as “ruthless strikes on peaceful people again.”
He showing his grief described those attacks as absolute nastiness and utterly evil, he said all are terrorists and barbarians from the person who issued the command to everyone who carried it out. Of course, these people will be held accountable before the people, and the law.
IAEA chief Rafael Grossi stated on Saturday that the security situation at the reactor had gotten worse after the midnight bombardment the previous night, completely cutting off all external power.
According to Mr. Grossi, the plant currently depends on generators to provide the electricity required for reactor cooling and other vital nuclear safety measures.