In the Russian bombardment against a block of flats, a total of 45 people died, 15 of them still unidentified. Twenty people remain missing and 79 were injured, 16 of them children.
Ukraine’s rescue services announced on Tuesday the end of search operations among the rubble of the building destroyed by a Russian shelling on Saturday in Dnipro, which left at least 45 dead and twenty missing. The Police specified that 15 of the fatalities have not yet been identified.
“Search and rescue operations at the site of the missile bombardment in the city of Dnipro ended at 1:00 p.m.,” Ukrainian rescue services said on Telegram. In the shelling, 45 people were killed, including six children, according to the region’s governor, Valentin Reznichenko.
Twenty people are still missing and 79 were injured, including 16 children, according to emergency services. According to the latest data, 39 people were rescued alive.
The attack, which the Ukrainian presidency says vandalized more than 200 apartments, is one of the deadliest committed against civilians since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, 2022. The Kremlin denies that its forces were behind the bombing and are targeting to a missile from the Ukrainian anti-aircraft forces. A presidential aide resigned after contemplating that possibility in an interview in what he called “a fundamental mistake.”
The head of the National Police, Ihor Klymenko, added that five children were orphaned and that three of them are under the guardianship of relatives and another two, under the guardianship of the State, since they do not have relatives who can take care of them. In his daily address, Ukrainian President Volodimr Zelensky promised on Monday that “every person guilty of this war crime would be identified and brought to justice.”
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