A medical clinic in Dnipro, Ukraine was hit by a missile strike, killing at least two people and injuring 23 others. Of those injured, 21 are in hospital and three are in a serious condition. Russian strikes on Ukraine have intensified in recent weeks ahead of an expected Ukrainian counteroffensive. 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.
According to an article in a recent report by Antoinette Radford for BBC News, a medical clinic in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro was devastated by a missile strike, leaving at least two people dead and 23 injured. Of the 23 injured, 21 are in hospital and three are in a serious condition. The victims included two boys aged three and six.
This attack is part of a recent escalation in Russian strikes on Ukraine, which have intensified in recent weeks ahead of an expected Ukrainian counteroffensive. Ukrainian authorities reported that 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.
Even Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, was targeted, with officials reporting that fragments of intercepted drones fell on the roof of a shopping centre, while a house and several cars were damaged. These attacks have caused widespread damage and destruction, leaving many Ukrainians in fear for their safety.
In response to the attack on the medical clinic in Dnipro, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky posted a video of the damaged clinic that showed firefighters at the scene and smoke billowing from the building. He condemned the attack, saying that “Russian terrorists once again confirm their status of fighters against everything humane and honest.”
The situation in Ukraine remains tense, with both sides accusing each other of aggression. The Ukrainian government has accused Russia of supporting separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, while Russia has denied involvement in the conflict. The conflict has already claimed thousands of lives and displaced millions of people, and the recent escalation in violence is a cause for concern for the international community.
It is important for both sides to engage in dialogue and work towards a peaceful resolution to the conflict. The use of violence and military force will only lead to further destruction and loss of life. The international community must also play a role in supporting efforts to end the conflict and provide humanitarian aid to those affected by the violence.
In Russia, a blast damaged a residential and office building in the southern city of Krasnodar, east of Crimea, on Friday morning. The region’s governor, Veniamin Kondratyev, said it was caused by two Ukrainian drones. He reported that there was some damage to buildings, but critical infrastructure was not damaged, and most importantly, there were no casualties.
The situation in Ukraine and Russia is complex and fraught with tension. It is important for all parties involved to work towards a peaceful resolution to the conflict and to prioritize the safety and well-being of civilians caught in the crossfire. The recent attack on the medical clinic in Dnipro is a tragic reminder of the devastating impact of violence and conflict on innocent people.