War in Ukraine Death toll from Russian attack on Dnipro

War in Ukraine: Death toll from Russian attack on Dnipro rises to at least 20

Moldova claimed to have found missile debris on its territory near the northern village of Larga. Many Ukrainian power plants were also attacked.

The death toll from a Russian rocket attack on a building in Dnipro in central Ukraine on Saturday has risen to 20 as rescuers continue to search for survivors, the governor of the city of Dnipropetrovsk said Saturday night.

38 people were rescued, but around 20 others are missing and an unknown number of residents remain trapped under the rubble, Valentyn Reznitchenko said. The attack also left at least 64 injured.

Moldova claimed to have found missile debris on its territory near the northern village of Larga.

“The brutal war that Russia is waging against Ukraine has hit Moldova again,” protested its President Maia Sandu.

About fifty rocket fires on Saturday

At the same time, Moscow has targeted many of the country’s energy assets.

“Today the enemy again attacked the country’s power plants. There are attacks in the Kharkiv, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Zaporizhia, Vinnytsia and Kyiv regions. Due to the shelling, emergency cuts were decided in most regions,” said the Ukrainian Minister of Energy. This was announced by German Galouchchenko at the beginning of the evening.

For its part, the operator Ukrenergo said it was working to “eliminate the consequences” of this “twelfth massive rocket attack on the energy sector in Ukraine”.

In total, “during the day the enemy carried out three airstrikes and about fifty rocket attacks,” the Ukrainian army staff specified. “In addition, the occupiers launched 50 attacks with multiple rocket launchers.”

“Russia has carried out another massive rocket attack on Ukrainian cities (…) Is it possible to stop Russian terror? Yes, it’s possible. Can it happen other than on the battlefield in Ukraine? Unfortunately no,” said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. “The world must stop this evil,” he said again.

Delivery of British tanks

The UK on Saturday promised to deliver 14 Challenger 2 heavy tanks to Ukraine “in the coming weeks”, becoming the first country to commit to supplying this type of armored vehicle.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tweeted his thanks, while Russian diplomacy ruled that the arms shipment would “intensify” military hostilities.