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Governor: Russian missile strike on Zaporizhzhia injures 2 people

by The Kyiv Independent news desk September 6, 2023 1:46 PM 1 min read
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Russian forces launched a missile attack on Zaporizhzhia city on Sept. 6, Zaporizhzhia Oblast Governor Yurii Malashko reported on Telegram.

The strike damaged a civilian infrastructure site and injured two employees of an undisclosed enterprise.

Anatolii Kurtiev, the acting mayor of Zaporizhzhia, also reported that “the blast wave shattered windows in several high-rise buildings and educational institutions.”

Zaporizhzhia, a city in southeastern Ukraine, comes under frequent attacks due to its proximity to the front line and the Russian border.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast is on of the key areas of Ukraine’s ongoing counteroffensive, where Ukrainian forces have been gradually advancing in the past months.

President Volodymyr Zelensky visited military brigades in Zaporizhzhia Oblast on Sept. 4.

As counteroffensive presses forward in southeast, ‘every meter costs a life’
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