A church ruined after a Russian missile attack on Aug. 9, in Zaporizhzhia, southeastern Ukraine. The strike killed three and injured nine.
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A Russian strike on a hotel in the southeastern city of Zaporizhzhia killed one person and injured 19 on Thursday evening, regional governor Yuriy Malashko said.
Denise Brown, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Ukraine, said she was “appalled” by the attack, adding that the hotel was frequently used by U.N. personnel and NGO workers.
The city, located near the Russia-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, also faced a Russian strike Wednesday night that killed three people and caused major damage to a church, Mayor Anatoly Kurtev said. CNBC has not verified the information on the ground.
On Friday morning, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko told residents to stay in shelters as explosions were heard in the Ukrainian capital. He later said fragments of a rocket had fallen on the grounds of a Kyiv children’s hospital, according to a Google translation of a Telegram post. No injuries or damage were immediately reported.
Meanwhile, Russia has still not officially commented on the Ukrainian navy’s announcement, on Thursday, of the establishment of temporary corridors on the Black Sea for commercial ships. Dozens have been stuck in Ukrainian ports since the start of the war.
The navy said threats from the Russian strikes and mines remain. Russia has not officially commented on the announcement.