The consequences of the strike on the Dnieper
A Russian rocket attack on Dnipro on Friday left at least two people dead and more than 30 injured, including two children, boys aged 3 and 6, officials said.
On Friday, May 26, the Russians attacked the Dnieper twice. At night, the invaders launched a massive blow to the region, as a result of which a private household caught fire – two houses and a car were damaged. Also, the fire engulfed two private enterprises, a gas station worker was injured. The daytime impact fell on the building of a veterinary clinic and a medical institution. In total, the fire covered 500 square meters.
No military installations
According to the mayor of the city Boris Filatov, mourning for the dead was declared in Dnipro on Saturday.
“I have just returned from the scene of the tragedy. The rubble is being cleared there. A daytime missile strike destroyed a branch of one of the medical institutions where psychiatric care was provided. In simple words, a mental hospital. There were no military facilities there,” Filatov wrote.
According to the mayor, the number of victims could rise. “The poor animals of the nearby veterinary clinic also got it. There could have been more victims. In fact, a miracle saved people. At the time of the attack, there was a shift change in the hospital,” the mayor added.
One of the dead is a 69-year-old man. “He was just passing by when a Russian terrorist rocket hit the city,” he wrote. The body of another deceased was recovered from the rubble of the veterinary clinic.
The police showed the first minutes after the strike on the Dnipro pic.twitter.com/03FqeaiQwi
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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky published on his pages on social networks a video of destroyed buildings shrouded in smoke with broken windows and demolished roofs. “Russian terrorists have once again confirmed their status as fighters against everything humane and honest,” Zelensky wrote on his Telegram channel.
The French Foreign Ministry condemned the latest Russian missile and drone attacks against civilian infrastructure in Ukraine.
“These strikes were again deliberately directed at civilian targets, in particular at the hospital in Dnipro, which is a gross violation of international humanitarian law,” they noted.
“As Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna has repeatedly emphasized, these unacceptable acts are war crimes and must not go unpunished,” the French Foreign Ministry added.
The French side stressed that it would support the Ukrainian courts and the International Criminal Court to bring to justice those involved in these crimes, as well as provide Ukraine with humanitarian and military support “as long as necessary.”
The press service of the Dnepr-1 football club published a post on the official Instagram account, adding a photo with the consequences of the destruction from the rocket attack.
“These are not people, these are non-humans. The Dnieper is holding on,” the club said in a statement.
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