The rescue operation in Dnipro, Ukraine has been going on for more than 65 hours. As of the morning of January 17, rescuers say 90% of the rubble has been removed. The number of confirmed dead residents of the apartment block is 44 people (including 4 children), 79 people were injured (among them 16 children), and 39 people were rescued (including 6 children). More than 20 people are considered missing. They are being searched for, but the chances of rescue are diminishing.
The international community, as well as European and American politicians, diplomats, and public figures, condemned Saturday’s missile attack by Russia.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the Russian missile attack. This was stated by the UN Secretary-General’s spokeswoman Stephanie Tremblay, the North Macedonian edition “Vecer” reports.
At the same time, Guterres called the missile strike “another example of a violation of the laws of war”.
“The attack on a residential building in Dnipro on Saturday night is one of the deadliest attacks in Ukraine since the beginning of the Russian invasion. More than a thousand people have been left homeless as a result of this attack,” said Stephanie Tremblay.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the Russian attacks on the Dnipro “vile and disgusting” and condemned the act of violence on the part of the Russian Federation.
The administration of the President of the United States condemned the Russian attacks on January 14 and the destruction of a residential building in Dnipro. The comment of the representative of the White House was spread by the American TV channel CNN.
“These strikes are yet another example of the brutal and barbaric war Russia is waging, striking vital Ukrainian infrastructure that provides light and heat to the Ukrainian civilian population… We will continue our work to hold Russian forces accountable for their war crimes and crimes”. The White House
Also, the US ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink condemned this war crime and called the Russian attack on the Dnipro “terrible”
British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simons said that Russia wants to destroy the intention of Ukrainians to live freely, as she wrote in a post on Twitter.
The German Foreign Ministry said that after the January 14 attacks, the Russians must be brought to justice.
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki also expressed support for Ukraine on Twitter and called on the international community to act.
Moldovan President Maia Sandu condemned Russia’s actions and stated that her country also suffers from Russian attacks.
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda spoke emotionally and frankly:
“Russia is a terrorist state. They bring destruction, death & immense suffering everywhere they go. Atrocities, mass killings, and attacks on residential buildings – like today in Dnipro – will never be forgiven& forgotten. The time for accountability will come. Lithuania stands with Ukraine!”