Russia denounces the death of several civilians in the Zaporizhia region in an alleged Ukrainian attack

File - Destroyed building in the Zaporizhzhia region of southern Ukraine

File – Destroyed building in the Zaporizhzhia region of southern Ukraine – Europa Press/Contact/Andriy Andriyenko – Archive

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April 12 () –

The authorities imposed by Russia in the region of Zaporizhia, located in southern Ukraine, have denounced this Friday an alleged attack by the Ukrainian Armed Forces that would have left several civilians dead and “dozens” injured.

According to the pro-Russian governor Eugeni Balitski on his Telegram channel, the event occurred in the city of Tokmak, in the center of the region. Among the deceased is a minor and some of the injured are in serious condition.

The Ukrainian missiles have caused a fire in the area and rescue teams are immersed in removing the rubble, so the death toll and injuries could increase. Several homes have been left without gas supply.

“The threat of new attacks persists. I am in contact with operational services. All victims and victims' families will receive comprehensive assistance,” concluded the pro-Russian governor of Zaporizhzhia, a region annexed by Moscow in September 2022.

During the early stages of the war, the region was one of the most active combat zones, and in recent weeks there has been an uptick in attacks with the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, one of the largest in Europe, as a backdrop. background.

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