The number of civilian casualties of Russian rocket attack against an apartment building in Zaporizhzhyain southern Ukraine, has risen to ten after others were recovered three bodies of the rubble, the Ukrainian authorities reported today.
“At 7:00 a.m. on March 4, the rescue services recovered the bodies of three other dead residents of the building,” the Department of Emergency Situations of the Zaporizhzhia region announced on its Facebook account.
“In all, rescuers have recovered ten corpses from under the rubble of the building, including a child,” said this source.
During the last two days, the rescue services have been working at the impact site, which occurred in the early hours of Thursday, to try to locate the victims. five people who remained missing.
Initially, the Zaporizhzhia Region Prosecutor’s Office had released the number of four deaths and seven people hospitalized, three of them in critical condition and four in serious condition, but the number of fatalities has been increasing.
As a result of the attack, more than ten apartments between the second and fifth floors of the building were totally destroyed.
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”.
(With information from EFE and Europa Press)
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