‘Dozens killed or injured’ in Russian attack on Zaporizhzhia | Russia-Ukraine war News

Ukraine’s army says in a single day shelling brought about extreme harm to residential buildings within the metropolis.

Dozens of individuals have been killed within the southeastern metropolis of Zaporizhzhia after the Russian army shelled the town throughout the evening, the overall workers of Ukraine’s armed forces says.

“In a single day, the Russian occupiers cynically struck the residential buildings and civil infrastructure,” the army’s central command stated on its Fb web page on Sunday.

“Details about victims is being confirmed, however it’s already identified about dozens of useless or injured.”

Earlier, metropolis official Anatoliy Kurtev stated at the very least 17 folks had been killed in an in a single day bombardment.

“On account of an in a single day missile assault on Zaporizhzhia, condo buildings and roads in a residential space of the town have been broken,” native official Anatoliy Kurtev, the secretary of the town’s administration, wrote on the Telegram messaging app.

“Right now, 17 individuals are identified to have died.”

Russia is below rising stress on the battlefield in Ukraine, the place Ukrainian forces proceed to push ahead in a counteroffensive that started within the Kharkiv area originally of final month.

On Saturday, Moscow introduced a brand new commander for the struggle, air power chief Sergey Surovikin, after final month saying the annexation of 4 occupied areas, in breach of worldwide legislation, and the mobilisation of some 300,000 reservists.

Town of Zaporizhzhia is about 125km (80 miles) from Europe’s largest nuclear energy plant, which Russia occupied shortly after invading Ukraine on February 24.

The plant misplaced its final exterior energy supply within the early hours of Saturday morning amid renewed artillery fireplace and is now reliant on emergency diesel turbines to chill the reactors and meet different security necessities.

All six reactors at Europe’s largest nuclear plant are shut down.