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Russia strikes residential area in Kryvyi Rih: Casualties reported

Russia strikes residential area in Kryvyi Rih: Casualties reported Photo: explosion in Kryvyi Rih (RBC-Ukraine collage)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Russia struck Kryvyi Rih on the afternoon of June 12. An air alert was declared in the Dnipropetrovsk region amid the threat of ballistics, according to the head of the Defense Council of Kryvyi Rih, Oleksandr Vilkul, and the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

"Kryvyi Rih. There was an explosion. Do not film or post anything online," Vilkul writes.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Air Force warned of the threat of ballistic weapons from Crimea and a high-speed target in the direction of Kryvyi Rih.

According to the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration Serhii Lysak, Russians hit the residential sector of the city. Preliminary, there are victims. Details are being clarified.

"The air raid alert continues. Do not leave safe places until the alert is over," Lysak adds.

Updated at 5:20 p.m.

There is currently no detailed information on the consequences of the Russian strike on Kryvyi Rih. However, Vilkul said that an aid headquarters has been deployed in the city.

"A headquarters for helping people has already been deployed at 36A Heroiv Pidpilnykiv Ave. We have OSB, tarpaulin, film, nails, and other building materials. Applications for assistance from the city budget. Psychologists are working," he writes.

Temporary accommodation will also be provided to those who need it.

Russian shelling of Ukraine on June 12

Overnight, Russians fired six missiles, including a Kinzhal, and 24 kamikaze drones at Ukraine. The Ukrainian Air Defense Forces shot down five missiles and all the Shaheds.

In particular, explosions were heard in Kyiv and Odesa. The Russian attack also resulted in a fire at an industrial facility in Kyiv region, injuring one person.