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At least 9 dead, 29 injured in Russian missile strike on Kryvyi Rih

by Chris York June 12, 2024 5:57 PM  (Updated: ) 1 min read
The scene of the attack in Kryvyi Rih (Telegram/Ihor Klymenko)
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Editor's note: This is a developing story, and is being updated regularly.

At least nine people have been killed and 29 injured after a Russian missile strike on the central Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General’s Office said on June 12.

Five of the injured are children, it added in a post on Telegram.

No further details on the missile used or the victims have been disclosed so far.

"The police are documenting another Russian war crime," Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said in a post on Telegram.

An explosion was initially reported in the city by Kryvyi Rih mayor Oleksandr Vilkul at 3:51 p.m.

Soon after, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast governor Serhii Lysak reported that a missile had struck a residential area in the city.

"My condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims," President Volodymyr Zelensky said on social media.

"Every day and every hour, Russian terror proves that Ukraine, together with its partners, must strengthen air defense. "

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