NewsRussian missile debris injures infant and others in Dnipropetrovsk attack

Russian missile debris injures infant and others in Dnipropetrovsk attack

Emergency services are combating the aftermath of the Russian shelling of the city of Dnipro
Emergency services are combating the aftermath of the Russian shelling of the city of Dnipro
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9:01 AM EDT, June 4, 2024

During the night from Monday to Tuesday, the Russians launched two Iskander missiles towards the Dnipropetrovsk region. The rockets were shot down, but the debris caused significant damage. Several people were injured, including a one-month-old infant.

Two Russian missiles were shot down by Ukrainian air defense, but their debris fell on buildings and infrastructure, causing serious damage and a fire. Children are among the injured.

"The one-month-old boy is in satisfactory condition and will be treated as an outpatient. The 17-year-old boy is in moderate condition in the hospital. A 68-year-old man and three women aged 32, 36, and 56 were injured. One of the women was hospitalized, and doctors assessed her condition as moderate," wrote Serhiy Lysak, head of the Dnipropetrovsk regional military administration, on Telegram.

Debris damaged 15 cars and shattered windows in private houses, apartment buildings, and hospitals. The aftermath of the attack is being dealt with by municipal services.

Ukraine's Air Forces reported that the occupying Russian forces used two Iskander cruise missiles in the attack on the Dnipropetrovsk region. They were launched from Crimea and shot down by Ukrainian defense.

Air Forces Chief General Mykola Oleshchuk also informed that close to midnight the Russians launched four drones over northern Ukraine. "Two were brought down by mobile fire units of the Chernihiv region's defense forces, and the other two crashed," he posted on the Telegram platform.

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