Putin’s troops’ brutal attack on a Dnipro apartment building killed 5: “The world must stop Russian terror”

Photo released by the Press Office of the President of Ukraine, showing a fire and smoke after a Russian rocket hit a multi-storey building in Dnipro, Ukraine, leaving many people under the rubble on Saturday, the 14th. January 2023. (AP) (Uncredited /)

An attack against a residential building in the city of dniproin the east of Ukraineleft on Saturday at least five dead and 27 injuredaccording to the authorities, while the president lashed out at Russian “terror”.

“There are already five deaths,” said the governor of Dnipropetrovsk, Valentyn Reznichenko, on the Telegram messaging app, where he posted a photo of an apartment block reduced to ruins. He added that “27 people were injured. Among them are six children. They are all in the hospital.”

The attack reached the entrance of orn nine-story buildingturning several floors into smoking rubble.

Authorities say there are still people trapped under the rubble.
The authorities assure that there are still people trapped under the rubble (VALENTYN REZNICHENKO /)

“Eternal memory to all the lives taken by Russian terror! The world must stop this evil,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky reacted on social media. “Debris removal continues in Dnipro…we are fighting for every person, for every life,” the president added.

The intentional attack against the civilian population, such as the deliberate bombardment of a residential building, is a war crime.

Rescuers work at the site where an apartment building was heavily damaged by a Russian missile attack (Reuters)
Rescuers work at the place where an apartment building was heavily damaged by a Russian missile attack (Reuters) (UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SER /)

E mayor of Dnipro, Borys Filatov, reported in a Facebook post that removing the rubble will take all night and added that the entire area has been left without electricity and disconnected from the networks.


The government of ZelenskyWestern powers and human rights organizations they accuse Putin’s troops of having committed at least 22 of the crimes and serious violations of the laws and customs applicable in international armed conflicts that appear in the Article 8 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court: Intentional killing, torture or inhumane treatment, Extensive destruction and appropriation of property, Deliberately depriving a prisoner of war of the rights to a fair trial, Deportation or illegal transfer of all or part of the population of the occupied territory, Deportation of minors, Illegal confinement, Taking hostages, Intentionally directing attacks against the civilian population, Intentionally directing attacks against civilian targets, Intentionally directing attacks against personnel, installations, materiel, units or vehicles participating in a humanitarian assistance mission, Intentionally launching an attack knowingly that it will cause civilian deaths or injuries, Attacking or shelling cities, towns, houses or buildings that are not defended and that are not military objectives, Killing or wounding a combatant who has surrendered, The direct or indirect transfer of their own civilian population to the territory it occupies, Intentionally directing attacks against buildings offices dedicated to religion, education, art, science or charitable purposes, historical monuments, hospitals and places where the sick and wounded, Destroy or seize the enemy’s property, Plunder a city or a place, Use poison or weapons poisoned, Committing acts of rape, sexual slavery, forced prostitution, Intentionally directing attacks against buildings, material, units and medical transports and Intentionally using the starvation of civilians as a method of warfare, depriving them of essential objects for their survival.

Also the regional military administrations of Kharkiv and Lviv reported missile hits against critical infrastructure facilities.

The authorities confirmed at least 5 deaths from the Russian attack (Reuters)
The authorities confirmed at least 5 deaths from the Russian attack (Reuters) (UKRAINIAN PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SER /)

Likewise, the respective military administrations reported the activation of anti-aircraft defense systems in the regions of Mykolaiv and Odessa.

In a message on Telegram, the Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Schmyhal stated that “today’s missile attacks against Ukrainian cities They are further proof that Russia is a terrorist and has no place in the civilized world.”.

He referred to the missile hits in Dnipro and critical infrastructure in other regions and stressed that the “heroic air defense forces continue to shoot down most of the enemy targets, thus saving the lives of thousands of people.” “We will never forget or forgive the pain that the Russian barbarians have brought to our land. The bloody trail will linger in Russia for generations. Punishment for these acts will be inevitable.”, he added.


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