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Ukraine searches for survivors after apartment-block strike

By Ian Lovett

15 Jan 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

The recent Russian air strike deepens the sense of urgency among Ukraine’s allies to provide Kyiv with complex air-defense systems capable of helping it fend off such attacks.

Ukraine’s allies were gearing up for talks on whether to provide Kyiv with more sophisticated weapons to counter Russian forces in the coming months as Ukrainian officials said at least 29 people died over the weekend in one of the deadliest Russian missile attacks on civilians since the war began.

Valentyn Reznichenko, head of the eastern Dnipropetrovsk region, said that 73 people were also wounded after an apartment building in the regional capital of Dnipro was hit, and that some 30 remained in the hospital. As of Sunday morning, he said, 40 people were missing—many of them believed to be buried under the rubble. A 27-year-old woman was pulled alive from the wreckage Sunday afternoon and was hospitalized for treatment of hypothermia.

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