At least two people died early Thursday morning after a russian bombing against a civilian building in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhyain the southeast of the country, as reported by the secretary of the City Council, Anatoly Kurtev, and the State Emergency Service.
The Russians “They almost completely destroyed a five-story building. The people are under the rubble. According to preliminary information, two people died”, Kurtev wrote on his Telegram account.
The State Emergency Service indicated that the lifeless bodies of two people were removed from under the rubble.
Until now 11 people were rescued and hospitalized for examination.between them a pregnant woman, and 20 other people were evacuated.
As a result of the attack,floors 5 to 1 of the same entrance of a residential building were destroyed”, he explained.
A total of 90 people, including three psychologists, and 24 units were involved in the search and rescue operations, the State Emergency Service added.
Ukrainian President, Volodimir Zelenskyclaimed that frontline cities and districts are subject “to Russian shelling every day and night.”
“It is a deliberate terror. Nikopol and other communities of the Dnipropetrovsk region, Zaporizhzhia, Khersonthe frontline part of Donbas, Kharkiv, Sumi and Chernigov provinces” suffer from these attacks, Zelensky added.
For his part, the governor of the Ukrainian city of Poltava, Dimitro Lunínreported this Wednesday a series of missile attacks thrown by the Russian Armed Forces against the territory and that have impacted critical and civilian infrastructures.
“The enemy launched a missile attack against critical infrastructures and civilians in the Kremenchuk district,” denounced the governor of Poltava, a region located in central-eastern Ukraine, bordering with Kharkiv.
The regional authorities indicated that they are gathering information on the possible victims and the scope of the destruction caused for this new offensive attributed to the Russian troops.
This new bombardment occurs on a day in which the Ukrainian side has reported the presence of Iranian-made drones, launched by Russia and whose objective would be precisely critical facilities.
Meanwhile, the adviser to the Ukrainian Presidency, Mikhailo Podoliakdenounced that there are still important european companies that they continue to operate on Russian territory and that, with their taxes, They are financing the war”, for which they should be sanctioned.
Podoliak pointed directly to raiffeisenbankthe Russian subsidiary of the Austrian bank Raiffeisen Banking Group; the german multinational Meter; or the French group Auchanaccording to the agency ukrinform.
“By paying taxes to Russia, they are actually financing the war as such (…). And it looks, to put it mildly, a little strange. So, of course, there are many more companies that need to impose sanctions,” Podoliak said.
Along these lines, the main adviser to the Ukrainian Presidency regretted that in Europe there are “certain forces” that, “after all”, would “like Russia to remain a partner in the market”.
Podoliak remarked that to end the war in Ukraine it is necessary not only to supply the country with weapons, but also to limit economic contributions to Russia as much as possible, thus avoiding taxes.
“It’s obvious. You cannot give weapons to Ukraine with one hand and support the financing of the Russian Army through tax systems with the other. It is necessary to talk about this directly, clearly name those companies that pay taxes in Russia and on which sanctions should be imposed,” he said.
(With information from EFE and Europa Press)
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