Chances of more Dnipro strike survivors in the Ukraine war are slim, says the mayor

After a Russian missile struck an apartment building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Saturday, the mayor of that city issued a dire warning that there might be no more survivors.

43 more people are still missing after the incident, according to local officials.

Borys Filatov, the mayor of Dnipro, said there was a “limited” prospect of discovering any survivors.

Russian President Vladimir Putin emphasized that military operations were going according to schedule while speaking to state television in Moscow.


On Saturday, assaults that Moscow said were directed at Ukraine’s military and energy infrastructure also affected Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Odesa.

The nine-story building’s entryway was struck by the devastating attack in Dnipro, which reduced many levels to smoldering ruins.

The regional council’s head, Mykola Lukashuk, stated that 38 persons have been saved by emergency personnel.

14 children were among the 72 injured, according to Mr. Lukashuk’s Telegram post.

On January 14, 2023, a rescue squad works among the debris of a residential structure that has been shelled in Dnipro, eastern Ukraine.
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Rescue personnel work in the ruins of the Dnipro residential building that was destroyed by shelling.
“Everything is progressing within the parameters of the plan of the Ministry of Defence and the General Staff,” Mr. Putin said in a speech on national television.

The removal of rubble in Dnipro would continue throughout the night, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced in his nightly speech on Saturday. “We are fighting for every individual, every life,” he said.

The most recent Russian attacks on Ukraine’s electrical grid occurred two weeks ago. Mr. Zelensky stated in his speech that the energy infrastructure in the Kharkiv and Kyiv regions had been severely damaged.

Following the attacks, the national energy company of Ukraine, Ukrenergo, briefly enforced 24-hour consumption restrictions across the country.

Due to a potential lack of suitable missiles and the obvious fact that the approach has not yet succeeded in breaking Ukraine’s spirit, Western and Ukrainian authorities have questioned whether Russia’s “energy war” may be coming to an end.

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