Death toll rises from strike on tower block in Ukraine’s Dnipro


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The death toll rose to at least 20 on Sunday after a strike on a residential building in Dnipro Saturday, a city in centre-east Ukraine, the Ukrainian regional governor said. Follow FRANCE 24’s liveblog for all the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+1).

10:35am: ‘Hard for Ukrainians to take’

“The scale of this attack in Dnipro – and also the power of those pictures that we’re seeing; the picture of that person on a higher floor in what seems to be the remains of her bathroom, waiting to be rescued in the ruins; other images, absolutely horrific, coming out of Dnipro – seem to have caused it to be particularly hard for the Ukrainians to take,” FRANCE 24’s Gulliver Cragg reported.

“The reaction is one of anger […] at Russia, and Russians in general. There’s a metro station in Kyiv called Friendship Among Peoples, implying friendship among Russian and Ukrainian peoples. It was announced yesterday that that metro station is going to be renamed. I don’t think that’s in reaction at the attack on Dnipro, but it’s a coincidence that shows you what the dominant feeling is in Ukraine at the moment.”


 

9:03am: Toll from strike on tower block in Dnipro rises to 20, Ukrainian official says

The death toll rose to at least 20 on Sunday after a strike on a residential building in Dnipro Saturday, a city in centre-east Ukraine, the Ukrainian regional governor said.

“Twenty innocent victims…” Dnipropetrovsk governor Valentyn Reznichenko said on messaging app Telegram, after posting that 73 were wounded and that “the rescue…


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