Rescuers removed the bodies of 3 more people from the rubble of a hostel in the city of Rzhyshchiv, Kyiv region, so the death toll after Russia's overnight attack increased to 7, the Kyiv region police spokeswoman, Irina Pryanishnikova, told Ukrainska Pravda.
Earlier the regional military administration reported about four dead and at least seven wounded in an overnight Russian drone attack.
"A civilian site was damaged as a result of the overnight drone attack in the Kyiv region," which caused a fire, the regional military administration said on Telegram.
"Debris clearance and search and rescue operations are ongoing," the State Emergency Service added.
Ukraine’s military said 16 out of a total of 21 drones had been shot down during the attack.
"Over 20 Iranian murderous drones, plus missiles, numerous shelling... and that's just in one night of Russian terror against Ukraine," President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Twitter.
Last night, the terrorist state attacked Ukraine with Iranian-made Shahed drones.— Defense of Ukraine (@DefenceU) March 22, 2023
16 were shot down by Ukraine's air defenders.
As a result of the russian attack, three civilians were killed and seven were injured in Kyiv region.
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Air raid sirens sounded across northern Ukraine just after midnight with the alert lasting more than four hours.
President Zelensky reacted angrily on social media, highlighting the gaping chasm between talk of “peace” in Moscow between Putin and Xi, and the reality on the ground in Ukraine.
Over 20 Iranian murderous drones, plus missiles, numerous shelling occasions, and that's just in one last night of Russian terror against 🇺🇦. Every time someone tries to hear the word "peace" in Moscow, another order is given there for such criminal strikes. 1/2— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) March 22, 2023
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