Dnipro Death Toll Rises to 40

Kyiv describes mass civilian deaths as terrorism, emphasizes need for more weapons
DNIPRO, UKRAINE - JANUARY 15: People stand near a high-rise residential building partially destroyed by a missile strike on January 15, 2023 in Dnipro, Ukraine. On January 14, Russia launched a new massive attack on Ukrainian cities. In Dnipro, one of the Х-22 cruise missiles hit a nine-story residential building, completely destroying one of the sections from top to bottom floors. The number of dead has increased to 29 people, with rescue work continuing. More than 40 residents of the building are still being searched. (Photo by Yurii Stefanyak/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The death toll from a Russian missile strike on an apartment block rose to 40 on Monday, with dozens more still missing.
  • The strike in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro is the deadliest civilian incident in Moscow’s campaign of launching missiles at cities far away from the front lines of the war.
  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in an overnight televised address, “Dozens of people were rescued from the rubble, including six children. We are fighting for every person!”

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