13 killed, 8 injured

On the night of March 2, Russian forces hit a residential building in Zaporizhzhia

Photo from Anatolii Kurtiev, Secretary of the Zaporizhzhia City Council

On March 2, 2023, around 01:30 Kyiv time, the Russian forces shelled one of the residential quarters of Zaporizhzhia. As a result, the missile of the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system hit a five-story building, causing its destruction.

According to the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine, 4 people were killed, 8 were injured, and 5 more were reported missing, including a child.

Update: On March 5, Serhii Kruk, Head of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, reported about 13 killed in result of the attack, including an 8-month-old child. 11 people, as well as 4 cats and a dog were rescued. Rescue and search operations were finished.

High-rise buildings located nearby, as well as vehicles of local residents, were damaged by debris and the blast wave.

President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, reacted to the night attack of the Russian invaders on his Instagram page.

“The terrorist state wants to turn every day for our people into a day of terror. But evil will not reign in our land. We will drive all the occupiers out, and they will be held accountable for everything.”

Ukrainian law enforcement officers have already opened a criminal proceeding under Art. 438 (violation of the laws and customs of war) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

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