kyiv, Ukraine (HPD) — At least 17 people were killed in a Russian attack that hit apartment buildings in Zaporizhia overnight, a local official in the Ukrainian city said Sunday.
The city has come under repeated attacks in recent weeks and is in a Ukrainian-controlled part of a region Russian President Vladimir Putin annexed in violation of international law last week.
Several rockets hit the city overnight, destroying at least five homes and damaging some 40, local government secretary Anatoliy Kurtev said.
The attack followed an explosion the day before that brought down part of a bridge connecting the Crimean Peninsula to Russia, a blow to a major supply route for the Kremlin’s campaign in southern Ukraine and a towering symbol of Russia’s power. in the region.