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The death toll from a Russian missile attack that destroyed an apartment building in the city of Dnipro has risen to 14, the regional governor said today.
“The search operation is ongoing,” Valentyn Reznichenko, governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region of east-central Ukraine, wrote on Telegram.
Some 38 people had been rescued, about two dozen were missing and an unknown number of residents remained trapped under a massive pile of debris after yesterday’s attack that injured at least 64, Mr Reznichenko said.
Meanwhile, British prime minister Rishi Sunak has confirmed the UK will provide Challenger 2 tanks to Ukraine during a call with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The announcement comes after the US promised 50 Bradley tank-killing armoured vehicles in its biggest military assistance package for Ukraine to date.
Earlier this week, Western officials warned Ukraine would not be able to take back significant territory from Russia without an increase in fighting power – including tanks and other heavy armour.
Mr Zelensky said the battle for the salt-mining town of Soledar in the country’s Donetsk region is still ongoing contrary to Russia’s claims.
At least 20 people have been killed and 73 injured were injured during a Russian strike on the city of Dnipro.
The attack on an apartment building in Dnipro on 14 January has also left more than 40 people in hospital, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Governor Valentyn Reznichenko said in a morning Telegram post.
Russia has cancelled at the last minute yesterday a scheduled exchange of prisoners of war, the Ukrainian body dealing with prisoners said.
“Another round of exchange of prisoners was planned today with the Russian side,” the Coordination Headquarters for the Treatment of Prisoners of War said on Telegram.
“However, it was cancelled at the last moment at the initiative of the Russian side.”
As Russia claims to have seized the eastern town of Soledar after months of fighting, Bel Trew reports on what it means for Moscow’s invasion – and for the Ukrainians in the path of any further advance.
As Russia claims to have seized the eastern town of Soledar after months of fighting, Bel Trew reports on what it means for Moscow’s invasion – and for the Ukrainians in the path of any further advance
Russia unleashed a wave of major attacks across Ukraine yesterday, hitting energy infrastructure and killing at least 14 people in a missile strike on a nine-storey apartment building in Dnipro, Ukrainian officials said.
The attack comes after Britain became the first Western country to offer it the heavy tanks it has long been seeking.
Moscow warned it would only “intensify” the conflict.
Attempts by the Russian private military contractor Wagner Group to try ando recruit soldiers in Serbia and elsewhere in the world is something that “cannot stand,” a senior US official has said.
State Department counselor Derek Chollet said he voiced these concerns during talks in Belgrade with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic.
“We have seen that the Wagner Group is seeking to recruit soldiers from Serbia and elsewhere and that’s something we think cannot stand,” he said.
US officials have expressed concerns over the groups attempts to recruit soldiers in Serbia and across Africa
Remarkable pictures show a hand grenade said to have been lodged in a Ukrainian soldier’s chest before surgeons removed it.
The unexploded device, just beneath the heart of the soldier, was taken out in the presence of two sappers to ensure the safety of the medical staff.
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Ukraine’s deputy defence minister said the deviced was extracted in an operation closely monitored by sappers
The death toll from a Russian missile attack that destroyed an apartment building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro has risen to 14, while rescuers toiled through the night searching for survivors, the regional governor said today.
“The search operation is ongoing,” Valentyn Reznichenko, governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region of east-central Ukraine, wrote on the Telegram.
Some 38 people had been rescued, about two dozen were missing and an unknown number of residents remained trapped under a massive pile of debris after the yesterday afternoon attack that injured at last 64, Mr Reznichenko said.
Moldovan authorities said yesterday that the remains of a rocket “originating from Russia’s air attacks on Ukraine” was found by border officials in a northern village near the country’s border with war-torn Ukraine.
Moldova’s Interior Ministry said in a statement that the rocket debris was discovered in the village of Larga, in Briceni county, and that a bomb squad was deployed to the area, which was cordoned off.
The ministry didn’t specify when the rocket was fired or who fired it. Photographs of the debris posted on the ministry’s Facebook page show what appears to be a jumble of electrical wires and some of the rocket’s casing in the middle of a field.
Moldovan authorities said on Saturday that the remains of a rocket “originating from Russia’s air attacks on Ukraine” was found by border officials in a northern village near to the country’s border with war-torn Ukraine
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky drew comparisons between “Ruscism” (Russian fascism) and Nazism after a fresh barrage of Russian missile strikes.
The war-time president spoke about the recent Russian attack in Dnipro that killed at least 14 people and destroyed an apartment building.
“This apartment block in Dnipro was on a street called Naberezhna Peremohy (Victory Embankment),” he said in his nightly address.
“When they gave this name to this street, they had in mind the victory over the Nazis in the Second World War.”
Mr Zelensky added: “Ruscists took over everything from that enemy of the free world. It’s obvious. And we must do everything we can to stop Ruscism, just as the free world once stopped Nazism.”
Germany will continue to “weigh every step carefully” and consult with its allies on further weapons deliveries to Ukraine, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Friday as he faces mounting pressure to approve German-made battle tanks for Kyiv.
Germany has given Ukraine substantial military aid since Russia invaded, including howitzers, Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns and the first of four IRIS-T surface-to-air missile systems.
Last week, it announced that it would send 40 Marder armored personnel carriers — a step that came alongside similar moves by the U.S. and France — and as well as a Patriot air defense missile battery.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz says Germany will continue to “weigh every step carefully” and consult with its allies on further weapons deliveries to Ukraine
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