Russian missile attack on Dnipro kills 2-year-old, injures 22
A missile attack on Ukraine’s central city of Dnipro overnight into Sunday has resulted in the death of a 2-year-old girl and the injury of 22 people, including five children. The Russian missile fell between two two-story apartment buildings in the Pidhorodnenska community, damaging several buildings, wrecking cars, and causing widespread destruction in the area. Officials have confirmed that the missile used was the Iskander short-range cruise missile. This latest attack follows a previous wave of overnight air strikes by Russia, during which Ukrainian air forces successfully took down four of the six cruise missiles and three of the five drones sent over by Russia. Moscow has yet to comment on the most recent attack.
What caused the missile strike in Dnipro?
The missile strike was allegedly carried out by Russian forces, though no official statements from Russia have been made thus far.
How many people were injured in the attack?
22 people were injured in the missile attack, including five children.
What kind of missile was used?
The missile used was the Iskander short-range cruise missile.
Have there been other attacks by Russia on Ukraine?
Russia has launched several attacks on Ukraine over the years, with the most recent wave of attacks preceding Ukraine’s anticipated counteroffensive.
How many children have been impacted by the war in Ukraine?
Since the start of the war, at least 485 children in Ukraine have been killed, and nearly 1,500 have been injured. Seventeen children have died in the Dnipropetrovsk region since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
“Attack by Russian missiles in Dnipro results in the death of a 2-year-old and injury of 22”
A 2-year-old girl has been killed and 22 others have been injured, including five children, in an overnight missile strike on Dnipro, a central city in Ukraine. Iskander short-range cruise missiles were used during the strike, according to Serhiy Lysak, the governor of the Dnipro region. The missile fell between two two-story apartment buildings in the Pidhorodnenska community, causing destruction and damage to several buildings and cars in the area. Videos shared online showed rescue teams working to dig through the rubble of the remnants. Moscow has not commented on the alleged attack, though Russia has repeatedly denied allegations that its military forces target civilians.