At least eight people were injured and many buildings were damaged in overnight Russian airstrikes in the Dnipro region, Ukrainian authorities said on Monday.
Faced with an imminent Ukrainian counteroffensive, Russia stepped up its missile and drone strikes this month, after a lull of nearly two months. The waves of attacks, which now occur several times a week, are the most intense since the start of the war.
“Russian invaders have attacked military facilities and infrastructure in Ukraine’s eastern outpost, the city of Dnipro,” the Ukrainian Air Force said on the Telegram messaging service. “The attack was carried out by 16 different types of missiles and 20 Shahed-136/131 strike drones,” the air force said, adding that air defenses shot down 20 Russian drones and four cruise missiles.
The attacks injured eight people, including a man in the city of Dnipro and seven people in Synelnykove, the region’s governor, Serhi Lysak, said on Telegram. Dozens of buildings, including private residences, apartment buildings and administrative infrastructure were damaged or destroyed, he added. Reuters has not been able to independently verify this information.
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