Putin’s troops rain missiles down on Ukraine – just hours after Russia hit

Huge explosion in Russian port city

A Russian missile strike on the Ukrainian city of Dnipro has injured at least nine people.

A residential building and offices belonging to Ukraine’s security services (SBU) were hit in the attack, which happened on Friday evening at 20.30 local time (17.30 GMT).

Two teenagers, aged 14 and 17, were among the injured, according to the regional governor, Serhiy Lysak .

Two women, both aged 20, four men, aged 18 to 53, and a 77-year-old woman were the other victims.

He added: “The doctors say that all of them are satisfactory. They will be treated at home.”

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A BBC team on the ground confirmed that the top floor of the apartment building was almost completely destroyed.

President Zelensky also posted a video on Telegram showing smoke rising from the damaged buildings and a fire at street level.

He blamed “Russian missile terror” for the damage and vowed to make Moscow pay for its crimes.

“We will do everything to bring Russia to full punishment for aggression and terror against our people,” he said.

“These b******* will answer. We will do everything for justice.”


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Dnipro mayor Borys Filatov said this was the third time the SBU offices had been targeted by the Russians.

He also noted that the apartment block had recently been completed and flats were being put up for sale.

Both buildings were largely empty at the time of the attack, he added.

The attack comes after Russia said on Friday it had intercepted two Ukrainian missiles over its southern Rostov region, bordering Ukraine.

The Russian Ministry of Defence claimed one S-200 missile was aimed at “residential infrastructure” in Taganrog.

The southern port city has a population of around 250,000 people and is located on the coast of the Sea of Azov, about 25 miles (40km) from the border with Ukraine.

Rostov’s regional governor, Vasily Golubev, said 15 people suffered “light injuries” after an explosion near the “Chekhov Garden” cafe in the city centre.

The second missile was heading towards the city of Azov before it was intercepted, the Ministry of Defence said.

An explosion was also reported at the Kuibyshev oil refinery in the city of Samara, deep inside Russian territory and more than 530 miles east of Moscow.

Local MP Alexander Khinshtein wrote on social media that there were no injuries or serious damage.

He added that investigators suspected it was caused by an explosive device.

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