February 5, 2023

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Rocket attack on residential building in Dnipro, 3-day mourning declared in the city

As of the morning of January 15, 21 people were killed, including 1 child, 73 people were injured, 14 of them were children, 38 people were rescued from the rubble, including 6 children. The fate of dozens more people is unknown.

Such data reported Chairman of the regional council Nikolai Lukashuk and head of the OVA Valentin Reznichenko. Three days of mourning has been declared in the city. The analysis of the heads of the destroyed house continues, the data on the victims is not final. The fate of another 35 people is unknown, says Lukashuk.

A multi-storey building in Dnipro was hit with an X-22 missile designed to destroy aircraft carrier groups at sea. The Armed Forces of Ukraine do not have weapons capable of shooting down the type of missiles that the Russians launched on January 14, and one of which hit a residential building in Dnipro, acknowledged Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant-General Mykola Oleshchuk:

“On January 14, 2023, five X-22 cruise missiles were fired from five Tu-22m3 long-range bombers of the Russian Aerospace Forces on the territory of Ukraine. The launches were carried out from the Kursk region and from the Azov Sea. 15:30 on January 14, 2023, hit a high-rise building in the city of Dnipro (on Pobedy Embankment St.) Radar devices detected the approximate launch site, altitude, flight speed. There is no doubt that it was the X-22 missile, No. The Armed Forces of Ukraine do not have weapons capable of shooting down this type of missiles. Since the beginning of Russia’s military aggression on the territory of Ukraine, more than 210 missiles of this type have been fired. Not a single one has been shot down by air defense systems.”

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