Civilians are being Targeted in Ukraine’s Dnipro Region, According To Live Reporting from The Russia-Ukraine Conflict
As the war between Russia and Ukraine escalates, a civilian sector in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro was reportedly hit by Russian shelling on Friday (March 11).
According to emergency services, this appears to be the city’s initial direct strike. At least one member has been killed, according to reports. The person’s identity has yet to be determined.
The emergency services stated in a statement: “There were three airstrikes on the city, namely hitting a kindergarten, an apartment building and a two-story shoe factory, starting a fire. One person died.”
Strikes have occurred. Before the invasion, Ukraine had cautioned that Russia was assembling forces to surround Dnipro, which was home to approximately a million people.
The strikes occurred as the US, along with the Group of Seven and the European Union, prepared to remove Russia’s “most favoured nation” position in response to its invasion of Ukraine.
According to news agencies, shelling was also confirmed Friday in Lutsk, a city in northwestern Ukraine. Ihor Polishchuk, the mayor of Lutsk, posted on Facebook, “Explosions at the airport side.”
In a briefing on Friday, the Russian defence ministry said that forces targeted airports at Lutsk and Ivano-Frankivsk, a west Ukrainian city some 250 kilometres southern of Lutsk.
“Military airfields in Lutsk and Ivano-Frankivsk have been put out of order,” Igor Konashenkov, ministry spokesman, said.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is now in its third week, while Russian forces continue to assault major cities. As the Russian military stepped into Ukraine on February 24, thousands of individuals died, and over 2.3 million had abandoned the nation. According to Ukrainian officials, 1,300 people have already died, 3 of them were killed in an explosion at a maternity and children’s hospital. Food, heat, medication, and electricity have all been in short supply in besieged communities. Meanwhile, under Operation Ganga, India is set to evacuate its students and citizens fleeing Ukraine out of its nearby countries.