Deadly Strikes Batter Ukraine City Of Zaporizhzhia
Umer Jamshaid Published October 06, 2022 | 02:30 PM
Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, Oct 6 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th Oct, 2022 ) :Russian strikes battered the central Ukraine city of Zaporizhzhia early Thursday, the region's governor said, in fatal attacks that tore through high-rise buildings and left a toddler injured.
Moscow claimed to have annexed the region last week even though its forces do not control all of it.
AFP journalists on the scene saw rescue workers in hard helmets clearing rubble with their hands, searching for people trapped beneath the debris.
And firefighters were working to extinguish a blaze from a collapsed section of a building with pieces of jagged metal protruding.
"The rescue operation is still ongoing. The number of victims may vary," he added.
Shortly after, he said there was a second bout of incoming fire but gave no details.
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday finalised the annexation of four Ukrainian territories -- Donetsk, Lugansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson -- but the Kremlin is yet to confirm what areas of those regions are being annexed.
Ukraine's presidency said Thursday that over the past day 14 people were killed in attacks in the Donetsk region.