A weekend attack on a residential apartment building in Dnipro killed at least 14 people, including a 15-year-old girl, and injured dozens. other regions.
Ukrainian officials claimed Saturday’s attack, which ripped through a high-rise building, was triggered by a long-range Russian missile that the Ukrainian army was “unable to shoot down”. (The Washington Post was unable to immediately verify the type of weapon used.) Kiev has long lobbied for more advanced Western air defense systems, and Ukraine’s Armed Forces said defense weapons such as the Patriot missile system the Pentagon is preparing to ship could be in capable of intercepting such an attack.
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4. From our correspondents
Ukraine liberated the city of Kherson. Now Russia is destroying it: The southern Ukrainian port city of Kherson is back under Ukrainian control. But for residents who have braved nine months of Russian occupation, the danger has not yet passed as the Kremlin apparently intends to destroy it, report Siobhán O’Grady and Anastacia Galouchka.
“Now look at our safety,” said Oksana Tomchenko, 58, a gynecologist at one of the few hospitals in Kherson where babies can still be born, gesturing toward the hospital’s scorched basement. Four charred baby cots were all that were left in the maternity ward air raid shelter after Russian troops attacked the town on Wednesday. “They’re just trying to ruin the city,” Tomchenko said.
Unlike some recently liberated areas, the Russians retreated across the Dnieper River when Ukrainian forces recaptured Kherson on 11 November.
Valentin Ivchenko, 79, has a new nickname for the once peaceful street where he lives near the river: the ‘Road of Death’.