strikes leave at least eight dead and around ten injured in the Dnipropetrovsk region

Russian strikes left at least eight dead, including two children, and 18 injured on Friday April 19 in the Dnipropetrovsk region (center-east), according to a new report announced Friday morning by the Minister of the Interior. In the Synelnykové district, “more than ten houses were damaged” And “six people died including children aged six and eight”, notably underlined Minister Igor Klymenko on Telegram. Follow our live stream.

Volodymyr Zelensky visits his troops in eastern Ukraine. “Today in the Donetsk region. I spoke to the soldiers and presented them with awards. Our country is proud to have such warriors”said the Ukrainian president in a message published on his Telegram channel.

kyiv accuses Russia of having fired 36 missiles and drones in one night. In detail, Russia launched 22 missiles and 14 explosive drones at Ukraine during its attacks on the night of Thursday to Friday, the Ukrainian Air Force said, claiming to have shot down 29 of these devices. Of the ten cruise missiles and 12 guided missiles, 15 were able to be shot down as well as all the Shahed-type explosive drones, Ukrainian Air Force Commander Petro Oleshchuk said on Telegram.

Aircraft shot down in Russia. The governor of Russia’s Belgorod region, Vyacheslav Gladkov, announced that 25 projectiles had been shot down as they headed towards this town near the Ukrainian border. No injuries were reported, the official said on Telegram, but several buildings suffered damage such as the start of a fire or broken windows.

The Ukrainian army says it has shot down a Russian bomber. “For the first time, anti-aircraft missile units of the Air Force and in cooperation with intelligence services (…) destroyed a long-range strategic bomber Tu-22M3”, welcomed the commander of the Ukrainian Air Force on Telegram. On the Russian side, the Tass agency confirms the crash of the military plane but discusses the cause of the incident “technical”.

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