Russians hit two apartment blocks in Zaporizhzhia with missiles

On 22 March, the Russian forces launched attacks on the city of Zaporizhzhia. The attack resulted in two damaged buildings and 20 victims.

Source: Suspilne Zaporizhzhia; Zaporizhzhia Oblast Military Administration; Anatolii Kurtiev, Secretary of Zaporizhzhia City Council; Andriy Yermak, Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine

Details: At 11:20, Suspilne correspondents reported that an explosion had rung out in Zaporizhzhia. In 20 minutes, repeated explosions were heard in the city of Zaporizhzhia, and another one 10 minutes later.

The Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine reported: "The Russians are shelling Zaporizhzhia. Residential buildings, as well the island of Khortytsia, are under enemy fire."


Update: The Zaporizhzhia Oblast Military Administration reported that two Russian missiles struck an apartment block.

Anatolii Kurtiev, secretary of the Zaporizhzhia City Council, reported that two 9-storey apartment blocks with civilians inside were hit.

As of 13:34 there is information about 18 victims (including two children aged 7 and 9). 11 adults were taken to hospital (4 of them are in severe condition, 7 – in moderate condition). Five more people received medical treatment on site of the attack.

One person who was in severe condition died.

As of 13:59, there are 25 people in the hospital, 3 of them in severe condition, 19 in moderate, 3 in mild (two of them are children).

The information about the scale of damage is being specified.


Under the procedural leadership of the Zaporizhzhia Oblast Prosecutor's Office, a pre-trial investigation has been launched into the fact of violation of the laws and customs of war (Article 438.1 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

According to the investigation, on 22 March around 12:00, the Russian military struck Zaporizhzhia with six missiles, the type of which is being determined.

One of the missiles hit between two high-rise buildings: apartments and balconies were partially destroyed, roofs were damaged and windows were broken.

Other nearby residential buildings, cars and other objects of the city's civil infrastructure were also damaged by the blast wave and debris.


Previously, more than 20 people were injured, including three children, the prosecutor's office noted.


Air raid siren was on since 08:41 in Zaporizhzhia Oblast; it was interrupted, but the attack resumed.

At 11:20, the Zaporizhzhia Oblast Military Administration called upon the civilians: "Remain in safe places until the air raid siren is deactivated! Keep information silence! Do not share photos and videos of the site of the attacks – do not help Russians aim more precisely. Too much attention is harmful for the defence forces of Ukraine."

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