Russian missile destroys Ukrainian home; 3 dead, police say
A Russian missile destroyed an apartment building and damaged seven others in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kramatorsk on Wednesday evening, killing at least three people and injuring 20, regional police said.
Local authorities initially said Russia fired a missile, but police later said an Iskander-K tactical missile struck at 9:45 p.m. local time.
“At least eight apartment buildings were damaged. One of them was completely destroyed,” police said in a Facebook post. “People can stay under the rubble.”
At least 44 people were killed last month when a Russian missile hit an apartment building in the eastern city of Dnipro.
“This is not a repeat of the past, it is the daily reality of our country – a country with absolute evil on its borders,” President Volodymyr Zelenskiy wrote on the Telegram messaging app.
In a separate tweet, Zelenskyy wrote: “The only way to stop Russian terrorism is to defeat it. through tanks. fighter jets. long-range missiles.”
Ukraine, which secured pledges for main battle tanks last week, wants allies to supply main battle tanks and missiles.
Regional Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko released an image showing a four-story Kramatorsk building that had suffered extensive damage.
Radio Free Europe’s Ukrainian channel released a short video clip showing rescue workers at work under floodlights as snow fell on the rubble.
Ukraine has accused Russian forces of indiscriminately shelling civilian infrastructure, an accusation Moscow routinely denies.
According to Ukraine, 57 people died last April when a Russian missile hit Kramatorsk train station. Moscow denied responsibility, saying the missile was Ukrainian.
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