At least 12 people were killed overnight in missile strikes on residential Zaporizhzhia neighborhoods, Ukrainian officials said on Sunday.
“Russia continues its missile terror against civilians in Zaporizhzhia,” Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign affairs minister, said.
Kuleba said there had been 12 Russian missile strikes on civilian areas overnight. Zaporizhzhia’s governor said at least 12 people had been killed in the attack and 87 were injured.
“We urgently need more modern air and missile defense systems to save innocent lives,” he said. Missiles destroyed about five homes, with another 40 damaged, Anatolii Kurtiev, secretary of the Zaporizhzhia city council, said on Telegram. He said missiles struck apartment high-rises.
The Parliament of Ukraine said 49 others were injured, including six children.
“There may still be people under the rubble. Rescue operation is underway,” officials wrote on the Parliament of Ukraine’s Twitter account. “Russia is unable to fight the Armed Forces of #Ukraine, so it resorts to what its ‘military’ does best — attacking civilians and claiming they were ‘military targets.'”