Russian President Vladimir Putin praised the “constructive dynamic” of his ongoing invasion of Ukraine on Sunday after a Russian missile strike killed 23 individuals in a Dnipro residence constructing.
The Dnipro assault was a part of a wave of missile strikes Russia launched into Ukraine this weekend. First responders spent hours looking out by means of the rubble of the 9-story residence constructing destroyed within the strike. In all, Russia fired 30 missiles concentrating on Dnipro and different main cities, however Ukrainian forces shot down greater than 20 of them mid-flight.
“There is a constructive dynamic, the whole lot is growing in response to plans,” Putin advised reporters Sunday. “I hope that our fighters will please us greater than as soon as once more.”
The missile strike in Dnipro coincided with one other assault on the capital of Kyiv. There, Ukrainian officers reported injury to infrastructure, however no civilian casualties.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy took to Twitter to sentence the assaults and mentioned, “Eternal reminiscence to all whose lives had been taken by Russian terror.”
“It was doable to save lots of dozens of individuals, wounded, traumatized,” Zelenskyy mentioned. “Among them are kids; the youngest woman is 3 years outdated.”
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“The world should cease evil,” he continued, including that particles elimination was ongoing. “All companies are working. We’re combating for each particular person, each life. We’ll discover everybody concerned in terror.”
Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yurii Ihnat advised Ukrainian media that the missiles most certainly “flew on a ballistic trajectory” from north of Ukraine. He acknowledged that Ukrainian forces at present haven’t any methodology of capturing down such missiles, a minimum of not till operators have been skilled in the usage of U.S. Patriot missiles, which President Biden’s administration is poised to ship subsequent week.
Fox News’ Caitlin McFall contributed to this report.