Ukraine war: Russia destroys a hospital in the latest missile attack

  • Written by James Waterhouse and Antoinette Radford
  • BBC News, in Dnipro and London

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Ukraine clinic destroyed by Russian missile strike

Two people were killed and 23 others wounded in a missile attack on a medical clinic in the eastern city of Dnipro, according to the region’s governor.

Of the 23 injured, 21 are in hospital and three are in serious condition.

Governor Serhiy Lysak said two boys, ages three and six, were also among the injured.

Russian strikes on Ukraine have intensified in recent weeks ahead of an expected Ukrainian counterattack.

Mr. Zelensky posted a video of the damaged clinic that showed firefighters at the scene and smoke billowing from the building.

“Russian terrorists once again confirm their status as fighters against everything humane and fair,” he said.

Earlier, Mr Lysak said the area came under a “mass attack…by missiles and drones” on Thursday night.

“It was a very difficult night. It was noisy,” he said. “Dnipro has suffered.”

At the scene, fire crews were cutting down trees to get a hose attached near the flames that engulfed the large three-story building.

Meanwhile, in the rubble, rescue teams are searching for two missing people.

Ukrainian authorities said they shot down 17 missiles and 31 drones from Russia overnight.

Several drones and missiles hit targets in Dnipro and the eastern city of Kharkiv, including an oil depot.

The Ukrainian capital, Kiev, was also targeted, and officials said that shrapnel from intercepted drones fell on the roof of a shopping center, while a house and several cars were damaged.

In Russia, an explosion destroyed an apartment building and offices in the southern city of Krasnodar, east of Crimea, on Friday morning.

The district’s governor, Veniamin Kondratyev, said the attack was caused by two Ukrainian drones: “There is some damage to buildings, but critical infrastructure was not damaged. Most importantly, there were no casualties.”

Russia’s Belgorod region, which was the scene of an unprecedented incursion from Ukrainian territory earlier this week, was also bombed overnight. Kozynka village bombed more than 130 times, According to its governor Vyacheslav Gladkov.

Gladkov said a woman was injured. He said that the Grivoron area, where the incursion took place, was subjected to the most severe attacks.

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