A high-rise apartment block in Kyiv was hit by a devastating missile today morning, as fighting rages on between Russian and Ukrainian forces, the Daily Mail reported.
Emergency services had not yet specified the number of victims of the attack in the Zhuliany district, and evacuation was underway. Images showed the tower block with a hole covering at least five floors blasted into the side and rubble strewn across the street below.
Russian Defence Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said the military struck a range of installations with long-range Kalibr cruise missiles.
He said that since the start of Russia’s attack on Thursday, the military has hit 821 Ukrainian military facilities, including 14 airbases and 19 command facilities, and destroyed 24 air defense missile systems, 48 radars, seven warplanes, seven helicopters, nine drones, 87 tanks, and eight military vessels.
The Russian military has taken full control of the southern city of Melitopol, about 35 km inland from the Azov Sea coast, and said Russia-backed separatists have made significant gains in the eastern region of Donbas, Daily Mail reported.