A Russian attack against an apartment building in the city of Zaporizhzhia, in southern Ukraine, has already caused 13 deaths, the Department of Emergency Situations of the homonymous region reported this Sunday.
“From the rubble of the building, the specialists of the State Emergency Services have recovered 13 corpses, one of them that of an eight-month-old baby”, the institution announced on its Telegram channel.
A total of 11 residents, three cats and a dog were rescued alive after a Russian missile destroyed part of the five-story apartment building in the early hours of March 2, the source added.
Since then, municipal services have withdrawn more than 893 tons of debris and psychologists from the State Emergency Services have provided psychological assistance to a hundred people, including residents of the building and relatives of the victims.
Seven people were hospitalized as a result of the attack and two of them are in serious condition, according to the governor of Zaporizhzhia, Yury Malashko.
In January, a Russian attack on a tower block killed at least 45 people, including six children, in the central city of Dnipro.
Russia claims to have annexed the Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions, but has never fully controlled them.
Continue the battle in Bakhmut
Defense Minister of Ukraine Oleksi Reznikov assured that the Russian Army is losing up to “500 troops a day” in its offensive against the city of Bakhmutin the east of the country, and the scene of a harsh siege by Russia.
“The losses of the Russians amount to 500 dead and wounded every day,” the Ukrainian minister assured the Sunday weekly of the newspaper ‘Bild’, in an interview in which he described the Russian military as “cannon fodder” in the “meat mincing tactics” used by Moscow.
The casualty figures for the Russian offensive in Bakhmut have not been able to be independently verified. It has been confirmed, however, and according to the Kremlin itself, that Russian forces have redoubled their attacks against the city in recent days.
In fact, the Wagner mercenary unit is particularly active in the area. Its leader, Yevgeni Prigozhin, has assured that his activity around the place has increased, while local NGOs, such as Russia behind bars, denounce the wear and tear among their ranks.
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