August 18, 2022

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ukraine battle: Dnipro airport ‘destroyed’ by Russian shelling

The airport within the Ukrainian metropolis of Dnipro has been badly broken in recent Russian shelling, an area official mentioned Sunday.

“There was one other assault on Dnipro airport. There may be nothing left of it. The airport itself and the infrastructure round it has been destroyed,” the top of town’s navy administration, Valentin Reznichenko, mentioned on Telegram.

“Rockets hold flying and flying,” he added.

He mentioned authorities had been looking for to make clear details about victims.

An AFP reporter noticed black smoke within the sky above the airport and hearth vans getting into its grounds.

A airplane additionally took off from the airport in a while Sunday, suggesting the runway was nonetheless functioning.

Reznichenko mentioned assaults on town, which lies on the banks of Dnieper River, intensified on Sunday.

The economic metropolis of 1 million folks has been focused by Russian forces since Moscow’s invasion however has thus far been spared main destruction.

The announcement got here as Ukraine, which rebuffed a Russian offensive on Kyiv, anticipates a renewed Kremlin assault on the east and south of the nation.

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