Russia on Friday bombarded a clinic in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro with missiles, killing two and injuring at least 30, and coming under heavy artillery fire in a region bordering Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky released a video showing badly damaged buildings and plumes of smoke coming out of them. Local media published images of rescuers helping people with bloody faces to escape from the clinic through the rubble-strewn corridors, Afp reported.
"Another Russian missile attack, another crime against humanity," Zelensky added. According to his wife Olena, the center attacked was a psychiatric care clinic.
The military governor Lysak stressed that the region was "massively attacked" during the night from Thursday to Friday "with missiles and drones."
kyiv in turn said it suffered during the 13th Russian air strike since the beginning of the month, this time with cruise missiles launched by Tu-95MS bombers from the Caspian Sea region.
"According to preliminary information, all enemy targets in Kiev airspace have been detected and destroyed," the capital's military administration said, reporting no material damage or casualties.
In its daily morning report, the Ukrainian military command noted 55 Russian airstrikes in the past 24 hours, including one that damaged a dam in the Donetsk area in the east of the country, putting a "high risk of flooding in neighboring towns". The Russian military confirmed carrying out nighttime shelling in Ukraine, saying it had targeted "ammunition storage places" and "hit all designated points."
For its part, Moscow reported Ukrainian bombardments in the Belgorod region, bordering Ukraine, for the fifth consecutive day. The coup in Russian territory by Russian volunteers opposed to the invasion has marked the current news of the war this week, revealing the shortcomings of Putin's strategy.
In the diplomatic sphere, the telephone conversation this Friday between Putin and Lula da Silvia, who has risen on several occasions as a possible mediator of the war, outside the Chinese peace plan, drew attention. The Brazilian president "exposed his vision of possible mediation efforts in search of ways to settle the conflict in Ukraine," the Kremlin said in a statement. Putin underlined Russia's open readiness for political-diplomatic dialogue, "which is currently blocked by kyiv and its Western patrons."
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