Ukraine-Russia War | Russia fires missile again at Ukraine President’s hometown, 10 killed, many buried under debris

Kiev / New Delhi: According to news agency Reuters, Russia launched a missile attack on residential buildings in Ukraine’s Krivy Rih city on Tuesday morning. At least ten people have been killed in this attack, while many people are feared to be buried in the debris. Regional officials gave this information. Regional governor Serhiy Lysak said four were killed in the apartment block and six in the warehouse. Mayor Oleksandr Vilkul said one person was still trapped in the rubble and 28 people were injured, of whom 12 were being treated in hospital. The hometown of President Volodymyr Zelensky was the latest bloodshed in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Zelensky shared some pictures on the social media platform Telegram in which firefighters are seen trying to extinguish the fire. Zelensky wrote, “More missiles from terrorists. The Russian assassins are waging war against residential buildings, cities and civilians.” The commander of the country’s ground troops said Tuesday morning that Ukrainian forces were advancing outside Bakhmut. Oleksandr Sirsky said in a Telegram post that Russian forces were losing their influence. Moscow had captured the city of Bakhmut the previous month. Local governor Olehiy Sinihubov said in a telegram that Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, had been attacked by Iranian-made drones and surrounding areas were shelled. He said two civilians were wounded in the shelling in the town of Shevchonkov, southeast of Kharkiv. Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported early Tuesday that the drone strike had damaged a warehouse and a business center in the city’s northeast. Earlier, Ukrainian military officials said on Monday that their troops had recaptured another village in the southeastern region from Russian forces. Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Maliar wrote in a telegram that the Ukrainian flag was flying again over the village of Storozov. He said Ukrainian forces had recaptured seven villages covering 90 square kilometers in eastern Ukraine last week. He stressed that eventually all of Ukraine’s land would be liberated. A day earlier, Ukrainian officials said three small villages south of the city of Velika Novosilke in eastern Donetsk region had been liberated from Russian forces . The Russian Defense Ministry has not confirmed the withdrawal of its troops from those villages, but some military bloggers have acknowledged that those villages are no longer under Russian control. (with language input)

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