| 22 February 2024, Thursday |

Ukraine says Russian shells hit private homes, four killed

Four people were killed and at least five others were injured on Tuesday when Russian rounds hit a residential building and private residences, according to local Ukrainian officials.

According to Serhiy Lysak, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk area, a five-story building in the southern town of Nikopol was struck in the morning.

“A man who was 63 years old died. Two women, sixty-three and sixty-five, were hurt. “Perhaps there are human remains beneath the debris,” he posted on Telegram Messenger.

In a separate attack in the afternoon, Russian shelling destroyed at least five private houses in a northern settlement just on the border with Russia, Sumy regional prosecutors reported.

Two bodies have been recovered from the rubble, and a 7-year-old girl died in hospital after a car she was in came under fire, the prosecutors said on Telegram. Three people have been injured.

Russia has denied deliberately targeting civilians although many have been killed in its frequent air strikes.

  • Reuters