Russia’s rocket strike on Ukrainian clinic claims lives.
Written by Tunde Adeyemi on May 26, 2023
At least one person has been killed and 15 injured in a missile strike on a medical clinic in Dnipro, in Ukraine’s east.
The regional governor, Serhiy Lysak, said two boys aged three and six years old are among the wounded.
Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, confirmed the attack and said authorities are working to rescue others from the hospital.
Ukrainian authorities said they shot down 17 missiles and 31 drones launched from Russia overnight.
Several drones and missiles hit targets in Dnipro and the eastern city of Kharkiv, including an oil depot.
Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, was also targeted and officials said fragments of intercepted drones fell on the roof of a shopping centre, while a house and several cars were damaged.
Russia has intensified its attacks on Ukraine in recent weeks, targeting its infrastructure facilities ahead of an expected Ukrainian counteroffensive.