In Krivoy Rog, rescuers removed the body of a one and a half year old boy from under the rubble of a house destroyed by a Russian rocket. His entire family also died. Thus, the death toll has increased to four people, said the head of the Dnepropetrovsk regional administration, Valentin Reznichenko.
13 residents of the house were injured.
The Russian military fired rockets at the city on 16 December. As a result of the impact, 596 miners were blocked underground, but by the evening they were able to be raised to the surface.
In total, on December 16, the Russian army fired 70 cruise missiles and 4 guided air missiles across the territory of Ukraine, 60 cruise missiles shot down air defense forces, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said. This is the second such strike in a week. As a result, problems with water and electricity again arose in several regions of the country at once, attacks were made on the Kyiv, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Poltava and Zaporozhye regions. Ukrenergo has declared an emergency.
Cities were bombarded from aircraft with air and sea-based Caliber missiles.