Official: Strikes on Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia leave 17 dead

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian attack on Zaporizhzhia hit apartment buildings overnight and killed at least 17 people, a senior Ukrainian city official said Sunday.

The city has been hit several times in recent weeks and is in the Ukrainian-controlled part of a region that Russian President Vladimir Putin annexed last week in violation of international law.

City Council Secretary Anatoliy Kurtev said the city was hit by rockets overnight and at least five private homes were destroyed and around 40 damaged.

The attack came after an explosion on Saturday caused the partial collapse of a bridge linking the Crimean peninsula to Russia, damaging an important supply artery for the Kremlin’s faltering war effort in southern Ukraine and striking an imposing symbol of Russian power in the region.

The Associated Press


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