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Hospital evacuated and schools closed in Dnipro due to Russian shelling

Hospital evacuated and schools closed in Dnipro due to Russian shelling Illustrative photo (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Following the Russian drone attack on Dnipro on the night of Tuesday, February 13, authorities have decided to close schools and evacuate a hospital, according to Dnipro Mayor Borys Filatov.

"Due to the overnight shelling, we are evacuating one of the hospitals, shutting down the heating system, and relocating a significant number of palliative patients. We are also closing schools," he said.

Filatov said that the problem lies in the forecasted upcoming cold weather, which will make it impossible to maintain the system.

Resilience points

In case of necessity for warmth and gadget charging, people can head to Resilience Points.

"There are over 100 of them operating throughout the city. They are equipped by the city council, regional military administration, State Emergency Service, and National Police. They have everything necessary - generators, alternative heating sources, mobile communication, and internet. And of course there's drinking water and hot beverages," Filatov said.

Additionally, there are points of responsible business operating in the city.

Dnipro shelling

Russian forces attacked Dnipro and its surrounding area on February 13 with drones, hitting energy and infrastructure objects. In Dniprovskyi district alone, air defense systems shot down 10 kamikaze drones.

On the night of February 13, Russia attacked Ukrainian territory with 23 strike UAVs of the Shahed-136/131 type from the areas of Primorsko-Okhtarsk in the Russian Federation and Cape Chauda in the temporarily occupied Crimea. In total, air defense systems shot down 16 enemy drones.