On Friday, Russian missiles struck a medical center in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro, killing at least two people, while Moscow accused Kyiv for dozens of assaults on its southern Belgorod region.
In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with China’s special envoy Li Hui, accusing Ukraine and Western countries of putting “serious obstacles” in the way of resuming peace talks.
The governor of Belgorod, in southern Russia, claimed that the Ukrainian military was in charge of dozens of artillery and mortar batteries.
After the incident, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky uploaded a video of smoke pouring from roofless buildings with blown-out windows, which police said injured 30 people, including two boys aged three and six.
“There is still no contact with three people who may have been here,” the head of the regional military administration Sergiy Lysak wrote on Telegram.
He said Russia struck a residential area with a medical and veterinary clinic and high-rise blocks.
By targeting civilian medical facilities, “Russian terrorists once again confirm their status as fighters against everything humane and honest,” Zelensky added.
The Russian defense ministry stated that its strikes on Ukraine targeted weapons stockpiles and that all assigned targets were hit.
Ukrainian journalists shared video images of rescuers assisting victims with blood on their faces to flee the facility through rubble-filled corridors.
The raid came after Russian soldiers attacked Dnipro with 16 missiles and 20 attack drones earlier this week.
The industrial center, which had about a million residents before the war, is around 125 kilometers (78 miles) from the current front line.
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