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Last Updated: 08:08 Monday, 16 January 2023
The Kremlin has denied that Russian missile strikes hit residential buildings in Ukraine, after local officials in Dnipro said at least 40 people were killed in Saturday’s attack on a residential block in the Ukrainian south-central city.
During a call with reporters, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said:
The Russian armed forces do not strike residential buildings or social infrastructure facilities. Attacks are made on military targets, either obvious or disguised.
Ukraine’s air force has said the residential block was struck by a Russian Kh-22 missile, which is known to be inaccurate and that Kyiv says it has no way of shooting down.
Last Updated: 08:03 Monday, 16 January 2023
Here are some of the latest images we have received showing the aftermath of Russia’s missile attack on a residential block in Dnipro.
Emergency personnel work at the site where an apartment block was heavily damaged by a Russian missile strike. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters
The number of people killed in Saturday’s attack on a residential block in Dnipro has risen to 40, according to a local official. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters