| 20 June 2024, Thursday |

Russia attacked civilian building in Zaporizhzhia

Russia targeted a civilian structure in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia on Thursday evening, killing one person, according to Ukrainian officials.

“Zaporizhzhia. Russian shelling hits the city on a daily basis. “After the occupiers hit a civilian building with a missile, a fire broke out,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated on Thursday.

Anatoliy Kurtev, Zaporizhzhia city council’s secretary, earlier said that Russia attacked “civilian infrastructure object”. According to Kurtev, nine people were injured.

Pictures posted by Kurtev show a big funnel in the ground, wrecked cars and a badly damaged four-storey building.

The same building appears on the video published by Zelenskiy. The crooked “hotel” sign is visible on one of its walls.

It’s a second strike on Zaporizhzhia in as many days. Two young women and a man were killed and nine other people were wounded in a Russian missile attack on Wednesday.

  • Reuters