‘Around 10 dead’ in Russian attack on military base in central Ukraine

Russian attacks on a military facility in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro left nearly a dozen dead and more than 30 wounded on Friday morning, a local defense official said.

“A national guard training center was hit this morning by Iskander missiles. People were killed. Unfortunately, about 10 people were killed and 30-35 people were injured,” Gennady Korban, regional head of the national guard, told local Ukrainian media.

Dnipro, in central Ukraine, has escaped the brunt of the damage inflicted by Russian forces in more than three months of fighting, and the city from the start became a hub for displaced Ukrainians fleeing the fighting to the East.

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The region’s governor, Valentin Reznitchenko, had earlier said Friday’s strikes had caused “serious destruction” and rescuers were searching for people under the rubble of damaged buildings.

The attacks come after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said earlier this week that 87 people were killed in Russian attacks on a Ukrainian military base north of the capital Kyiv on May 17.

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