War in Ukraine: at least three dead in Russian strike on apartment building in Zaporizhia

Steph Deschamps / March 3, 2023

At least three people were killed and six others injured in a nighttime strike on an apartment building in Zaporizhia, southern Ukraine, local authorities said Thursday.


In a statement, the Ukrainian police said that a Russian missile, "according to preliminary information from a battery of S-300", had destroyed more than 10 apartments in this building "where people were sleeping peacefully.


During the search operations, six injured people were pulled from the rubble, as well as the bodies of three people," the source said.


Pictures, published by the Ukrainian rescue services, show residents being evacuated amidst the rubble, helped by firefighters.


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denounced an act of a "terrorist state that wants to make each of our days a day of terror.


But evil will not prevail in our land. We will drive out all the occupiers and they will answer for everything," he added, on Telegram.


This strike is reminiscent of a Russian bombing in mid-January against an apartment building in Dnipro, a large city in east-central Ukraine, which killed 46 people.

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