AT least three folks have been killed after Russian missiles rained down on Volodymyr Zelensky’s hometown.
Rescue staff are nonetheless making an attempt to free a variety of folks trapped underneath rubble following the “large strike” on the central Ukrainian metropolis of Kryvyi Rih.
A hearth ripped by way of a five-storey condominium constructing, whereas a warehouse was destroyed.
Three folks have been confirmed lifeless and an additional 25 injured.
Serhiy Lysak, governor of the Dnipropetrovsk area the place Kryvyi Rih is situated, mentioned: “There are nonetheless folks underneath the rubble of a constructing.
“There was a hearth there.”
Metropolis mayor Oleksandr Vilkul mentioned at the least seven folks have been believed to be trapped underneath the rubble.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky – who was born in Kryvyi Rih – additionally condemned the assault on his hometown.
He mentioned: “Russian killers proceed their battle in opposition to residential buildings, unusual cities and folks.”
In the course of the early hours of Tuesday, air raid sirens blared throughout the entire of Ukraine, with Kyiv’s navy officers saying air defence forces destroyed all Russian missiles focusing on the Ukrainian capital.
Ukraine’s high navy command mentioned that air forces destroyed 10 out of 14 cruise missiles Russia launched on Ukraine and one of many 4 Iranian-made drones.
It was not instantly clear what number of missiles hit Kryvyi Rih and the place the Russia-launched drones struck their targets.
Each Russia and Ukraine deny focusing on civilians within the battle which Russia launched on its neighbour practically 16 months in the past.
The mayor of the town of Kharkiv in Ukraine’s east mentioned on his Telegram channel that Russian drones hit civilian infrastructure there, placing a warehouse and a utility agency’s constructing.