A Russian missile killed 46 people after smashing straight into an apartment building in the city of Dnipro on Jan. 14. It was one of the deadliest single Russian attacks on Ukraine and the deadliest one for Dnipro, a central Ukrainian city with a pre-war population of nearly 1 million.
Key developments on Jan. 16: * UN: Russia's war has killed over 7,000 civilians in Ukraine since Feb. 24 * Moscow likely preparing 'decisive action' in next 6 months to 'regain initiative,' Institute for the Study of War says * Russian, Belarusian air forces start joint military exercises along Ukrainian border
Ukraine war latest: 30 killed in missile strike on Dnipro, UK pledges tanks in new military aid package
Key developments on Jan. 14-15: * Death toll in missile strike on Dnipro currently at 30 as first responders continue to rescue civilians from rubble * Energy Minister: Russia's Jan. 14 mass missile strike hits energy infrastructure in 6 oblasts * UK announces Challenger 2 tanks and 155mm artillery in major new military
According to the Air Force of Ukraine's Armed Forces, Ukraine downed 18 cruise missiles, including the Kh-101/Kh-555 and Kalibr missiles, launched from the air and the sea. Seven guided air missiles Kh-59 were also shot down, the report said.
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Governor Valentyn Reznichenko reported that the casualty toll had grown in the Russian missile strike on a residential building in Dnipro city on Jan. 14.
Russia unleashed its 10th mass missile strike targeting Ukraine's critical infrastructure in the afternoon of Jan. 14. The nationwide attack damaged critical infrastructure in several oblasts, according to Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. The hits caused emergency blackouts in multiple regions. The strike also hit a nine-story apartment building in Dnipro