According to Zaporozhye, which since the end of September was annexed by Russia after the so-called. referendums, at least 10 rockets flew at night, about 20 private houses and 50 apartment buildings were damaged, writes the secretary of the Zaporozhye city council Anatoly Kurtev. The information is confirmed by the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, specifying that the exact number of injured and dead is still being specified.
“At night, Russian invaders cynically fired at residential buildings and civilian infrastructure in Zaporozhye. Data on the victims are being established, but dozens of dead and wounded are already known, ”the message says.
According to Kurtev, 40 people have been hospitalized, 35 are in a state of moderate severity, but people continue to seek help. At 5:30 am local time, 17 people are known to have died, Kurtev writes. The head of the Zaporozhye regional military administration Alexander Starukh at the same time writes about 12 dead. According to him, most of the rockets flew into residential apartment buildings.
“Tonight, the enemy used tactical aircraft for a missile attack on the regional center. According to preliminary information, the planes fired 12 missiles at Zaporozhye. Most of the rockets hit residential multi-storey and private houses in one of the districts of Zaporozhye. Partially destroyed 9-storey building. Five private houses were destroyed. Infrastructure damaged. 20 cars damaged. So far, 12 people have died. 49 victims were hospitalized, including 6 children. The information is being specified. There may be people under the rubble. A rescue operation is underway at the scene. 8 people have already been rescued. The victims are getting the help they need."
This is the second blow to Zaporozhye in a week. On October 6, at least 4 rockets hit the city. “At five in the morning there were arrivals in the city center,” a local resident said then. — Four rockets have just arrived in all districts of the city, and in the morning about seven have arrived in the historic center of the city. There are dead and wounded, people are still being pulled out from under the rubble. I have friends who live there, who are lucky - one brick wall saved them. People panic a little, of course, they go to their families, because no one understands where they are coming from and what to do. Information is coming in that it will still arrive soon, so everyone is waiting.”
Recall that the day before, the symbol of the Russian annexation of Crimea, the Crimean Bridge, was seriously damaged, the preliminary reason was a powerful explosion of a truck. After that, a lot of propagandists, Russian military correspondents, z-publics, etc. they demanded a “tough response”: options were offered from the destruction of Ukraine's infrastructure to a nuclear strike on Kyiv.