At least 12 people have been killed in overnight Russian missile attacks in the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia, according to Ukrainian officials, in the latest attack that President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called “absolute evil”.
Zelenskyy and regional official Oleksandr Starukh provided a death toll of 12, with the latter saying that more victims may be under the rubble as a search and rescue operation was launched.
“Zaporizhzhia again. Merciless strikes on peaceful people again. On residential buildings, just in the middle of the night,” Zelenskyy said on Telegram of Sunday’s attack, adding that 49 people including six children were in hospital.
“Absolute meanness. Absolute evil. Savages and terrorists. From the one who gave this order to everyone who fulfilled this order. They will bear responsibility. For sure. Before the law and before people.”
Earlier, Anatoliy Kurtev, secretary of Zaporizhzhia city council, said 17 were killed in missiles attacks. “After night missile attack on Zaporizhzhia, at least 20 houses and about 50 multi-storey buildings were damaged,’ he wrote on Telegram on Sunday.