09/10/2022
14 people were killed and 74 injured

Russians shelled the residential area of Zaporizhzhia

Russian occupiers launched missile strikes on residential buildings in Zaporizhzhia at night. Photo from the National Police of Ukraine

An overnight missile strike on the city of Zaporizhzhia damaged several dozen buildings in the residential area. Five private homes were destroyed and a nine-story apartment building partially collapsed.

13 people were killed and 89 victims, including 11 children, sought medical help. Ten people were rescued from under the rubble.

Update from October 10. Secretary of the Zaporizhzhia City Council, Anatolii Kurtiev, clarified that as of 11:00 a.m., 14 people were killed and 74 injured due to a night attack by Russian troops on a multi-story building and a private sector in one of the city’s districts on October 9.

The city was shelled with four Х-22 rockets and two Х-59, launched from the planes, and 16 missiles from the S-300 missile system, the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports.

“Zaporizhzhia again. Merciless strikes on peaceful people again. On residential buildings, just in the middle of the night,” said Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine. “Savages and terrorists. From the one who gave this order to everyone who fulfilled this order. They will bear responsibility. For sure. Before the law and before people.”

The building in the center of the city was damaged on October 6, 2022. Photo: Elena Tita

Zaporizhzhia is constantly under attack from Russian forces. Just three days prior, on October 6, the residential buildings in the city center were hit and 19 people were killed.

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