Russian missile attack on apartment building
Girlfriends die in the rubble of Dnipro
Again, the Russians fired numerous rockets at Ukraine. The centrally located city of Dnipro was hit particularly hard. At least 30 people have died in an apartment building.
Olha Usova (left) and Irina Salamatenko are said to have died in the rocket attack on Dnipro.
They smile at the camera, fooling around. Two friends are clearly having fun on a car ride, as can be seen in a black and white photo.
But the women are no longer alive. Ukrainian women Olha Usova and Irina Salamatenko, whose photo was shared on Twitter by Ukrainian disinformation and security expert Maria Avdeyeva, are said to have been killed in the last major Russian rocket attack. Namely in Dnipro, where an X22 missile destroyed a residential building.
According to Avdeeva, Olha Usova has a young son, and Irina Salamatenko is a mother of two. The two were “excellent doctors” who volunteered. “There is only one way to fight terrorists,” said security expert Avdeyeva. “And we all know what it is.”
Over 70 injured
So far, 30 dead have been recovered from the rubble. The military governor of the region, Valentyn Resnichenko, spoke of 35 dead on Monday. According to a spokeswoman for the regional governor, 30 people are injured in the hospital. The chairman of the regional parliament, Mykola Lukaschuk, spoke of a total of 73 injuries.
The attack on Dnipro was the most momentous of a wave of attacks on Saturday. The attacks were again directed against the energy infrastructure. The region around the capital Kyiv and the city of Kharkiv to the east were severely affected.
The Ukrainian General Staff said Russia launched three waves of attacks on Saturday, using 57 missiles, among others. 26 were intercepted.
“We fight for everyone”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (44) announced in his last video address that more than 30 people were still missing. «We fight for everyone. The rescue work will continue as long as there is even the slightest chance of saving a life.” However, the hope is sinking every hour that more people can be rescued in the freezing temperatures.
Ukraine braced its citizens for more electricity problems. Nationwide, the amount of electricity per household, which has already been significantly reduced in many places, has to be throttled even more in order to avoid major bottlenecks, according to the state electricity network operator Ukrenergo. (twa)