Russian Attacks in Central Ukraine Kills 13 Civilians

Story Highlights
  • Russian air strikes kill13 in Dnipropetrovsk.
  • 2 dead and 25 injured in Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR)
  • Russia launched an Iranian satellite to boost its surveillance of the war.

Kyiv: Russian airstrikes in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk killed 13 people, according to the local governor on Wednesday. “It was a terrible night.  11 people were killed,” Valentin Reznichenko’s post on Telegram read. Adding to the post he later informed that two amongst them succumbed to the injuries.

According to Mykola Lukashuk, the head of the regional council, 12 of the victims were killed in attacks on the village and more than 20 buildings were damaged in Marganets, which is located across the Dnieper River from the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.

The daily operational briefing from the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has claimed that in the last 24 hours two people have been killed and 25 civilians were injured in the territory. It says this came after Ukrainian forces shelled 10 of the 266 settlements it claims have been “liberated” from Ukrainian forces. It says 72 houses and nine civil infrastructure facilities were damaged.

On Tuesday,  an Iranian satellite launched by Russia blasted off from Kazakhstan and reached orbit amid controversy that Moscow might use it to boost its surveillance of military targets in Ukraine.

Speaking at the Moscow-controlled Baikonur Cosmodrome in the Kazakh steppe, Russian space chief Yury Borisov hailed “an important milestone in Russian-Iranian bilateral cooperation, opening the way to the implementation of new and even larger projects”.

Iran’s Telecommunications Minister Issa Zarepour, who also attended the launch of the Khayyam satellite, called the event “historic” and “a turning point for the start of a new interaction in the field of space between our two countries”.

Meanwhile in Bucha, 15 dead bodies were buried aftre they were found four months later their execution.

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