Friday, 21 Jun 2024

Deadly Russian strikes obliterate Dnipro medical facility in central Ukraine


Deadly Russian strikes obliterate Dnipro medical facility in central Ukraine

At least two people died and dozens more were left injured after Russian forces struck a medical facility in the city of Dnipro on Friday morning, after intense shelling rained over central Ukraine overnight.

A 69-year-old man was killed while "just passing by when the rocket struck the city," and the body of another man "was pulled out of the rubble," said Serhii Lysak, head of the regional military administration.

CNN geolocated the attack to Dnipropetrovsk City Hospital No. 14 and a veterinary clinic in an industrial district north of the Dnipro river in the central Ukrainian city. The explosions in Dnipro occurred at around 10:30 a.m. local time (3:30 a.m. ET) on Friday, according to CCTV.

Earlier, the Ukrainian Air Force reported strikes on the Kyiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions from 10 p.m. Thursday night to 5 a.m. on Friday morning.

The Air Force command reported 17 cruise missiles and 31 "attack drones" and noted that there were strikes in Dnipro and Kharkiv regions using S-300/S-400 missile systems.

Kyiv also saw some air attacks across the city, according to Serhii Popko, head of the city's military administration. He added that there were no casualties.

Around 31 people were wounded in the bombardment in Dnipro, including eight doctors and two children, according to the head of Dnipro's regional council Mykola Lukashuk. Among the injured, 16 people were taken to hospitals and the others are receiving outpatient treatment, Lukashuk said in a Telegram post.

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