Death toll from Russia’s recent attacks on Ukraine rises to 19
The death toll from Russia’s latest strikes in Ukraine has risen to 19 with dozens of others wounded, according to the country’s emergency service.
The number of injured by Russia’s shelling, which started on Monday, reached 105, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine said in a statement.
“As a result of attacks, critical and civil infrastructure facilities were struck yesterday in 12 regions and Kiev city, where more than 30 fires broke out, which were extinguished by the State Emergency Service,” it added.
Ukraine-focused Ferrexpo’s output suspended after Russian missile barrage
Ukraine-focused miner Ferrexpo Plc said its production has been temporarily suspended after Russian missile attacks damaged state-owned electrical infrastructure.
Ferrexpo, the world’s third-largest exporter of iron ore pellets, has its operations in Ukraine and has been facing disruptions since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict earlier this year.
“Limited power supply is available at the group’s operations, which are being prioritised for critical equipment required for essential services and local communities,” the miner said in a statement.
Air raid warnings across Ukraine – emergency services
Emergency services put all Ukraine on alert for more missile strikes, a day after heavy Russian attacks.
“Warning. During the day there’s a high probability of missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine. Please remain in shelters for your own safety, do not ignore air raid signals,” it said on the Telegram messaging app.
UN fears Russian strikes to provoke more displacements
The United Nations refugee chief has warned more people will be forced to flee their homes in Ukraine after Russian missiles rained down on Kiev and other Ukrainian cities.
“The bombing of civilians, of houses …, of non-military infrastructure in an indiscriminate manner in many cities across Ukraine, means the war is becoming harder and more difficult for civilians,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi told journalists in Geneva.