Airstrike on Dnipro apartment block injures at least nine – as two Russian cities rocked by blasts

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At least nine people have been hurt after two buildings were hit by blasts in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro.

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy blamed “Russian missile terror” for the damage to a high-rise apartment block and offices belonging to the country’s Secret Service on Friday evening.

Regional governor Serhiy Lysak wrote on Telegram that two teenagers, aged 14 and 17, were among those injuried.

Two women, both aged 20, four men, aged 18 to 53, and a 77-year-old woman were the other victims.

He added: “The doctors say that all of them are satisfactory. They will be treated at home.”

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Mr Zelenskyy shared a video online of damaged buildings burning in the aftermath.

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He said: “We will do everything to bring Russia to full punishment for aggression and terror against our people. These b******* will answer. We will do everything for justice.”

It came as explosions hit two areas of Russia on Friday – with Moscow blaming Kyiv for injuring 20 people in the city of Taganro, which is about 24 miles east of the Ukrainian border.

The Russian Defence Ministry said people were wounded from debris after its military successfully shot down an enemy missile – and accused Ukraine of a “terror attack”.

Sky News has verified footage of the moment the explosion hit the city centre. It appears to show a whole missile, contradicting the claim.

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Kyiv blamed blamed Russian air defence systems for the explosion.

Meanwhile a blast was also reported at the Kuibyshev oil refinery in the city of Samara, deep inside Russian territory and more than 530 miles east of Moscow.

Local MP Alexander Khinshtein wrote on social media that there were no injuries or serious damage.

He added that investigators suspected it was caused by an explosive device.

Russia’s Defence Ministry claimed it also downed a second Ukrainian missile near the city of Azov, and said the debris fell in an unpopulated location.

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