When a rocket hit a residential building in the Dnieper, 30 people were killed. This was announced by the adviser to the head of the Dnepropetrovsk regional administration Natalia Babachenko on the air of the National Telethon. Another 75 people were injured. About 30 people remain in hospitals, 12 of them in serious condition. The rescue operation continues, according to Babachenko, from 30 to 40 people can remain under the rubble.
Earlier it was reported about 23 dead. Three days of mourning has been declared in the city.
The deputy head of the office of the Ukrainian president, Kirill Timoshenko, said that the entire house was left without electricity and gas, and also lost windows. “In fact, more than a thousand people need to be provided with housing,” the official wrote.
The day before, Aleksey Arestovich, adviser to the office of the Ukrainian president, said that a missile over the Dnieper was shot down by a Ukrainian air defense system, after which it fell on a residential building. He expressed this version during a stream on Mark Feigin's YouTube channel. The Air Force of Ukraine denied Arestovich's version, saying that they "have no fire weapons capable of shooting down this type of missiles."
On January 14, Russian forces launched a massive missile attack on Ukrainian territory. In Dnipro, a rocket hit a nine-story residential building, destroying two entrances. The representative of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stated that it was a Kh-22 missile, which was launched by a Tu-22M3 bomber from the Kursk region or the Sea of Azov.