Russian Attacks Injure Woman in Ukraine's Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

Russian attacks in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine, injure woman, damage buildings; ongoing conflict poses persistent threat to civilians near frontlines.

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Russian Attacks Injure Woman in Ukraine's Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

Russian Attacks Injure Woman in Ukraine's Dnipropetrovsk Oblast

On April 21, 2024, Russian forces launched attacks in the Nikopol district of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine, injuring a 47-year-old woman who is currently being treated for mine-blast injuries, according to Oblast Governor Serhii Lysak. The Russian military deployed five kamikaze drones and fired artillery three times at the Nikopol, Chervonohryhorivka, Marhanets, and Pokrovsk communities.

The attacks damaged an administrative building, five private houses, and eight outbuildings in the targeted areas. Lysak reported that the injured woman's condition is moderate and she is receiving treatment at a hospital. Despite the attacks in the Nikopol district, the governor noted that the day remained calm in other districts of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

Nikopol, situated on the banks of the dried-up Kakhovka Reservoir and just across from the Russian-occupied Enerhodar and Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, is a regular target of Russian attacks. Over the past day, Russian attacks across Ukraine killed one civilian and injured 11 others, including a child, in the Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia Oblasts.

Why this matters: The ongoing Russian attacks on civilian areas in Ukraine continue to cause casualties and damage to infrastructure, highlighting the persistent threat to the safety and well-being of Ukrainian citizens living in regions near the frontlines of the conflict.

Governor Lysak reported the attacks on Telegram, stating, "The enemy attacked Nikopol district 8 times during the day, launching 5 kamikaze drones and firing 3 times with artillery." The attacks serve as a sobering reminder of the daily challenges and dangers faced by Ukrainians in the affected region, as the war continues into its third year.

Key Takeaways

  • Russian forces attacked Nikopol district in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine, injuring a woman.
  • Attacks damaged buildings and infrastructure, but other districts remained calm in the oblast.
  • Nikopol is a regular target of Russian attacks due to its proximity to occupied areas.
  • Attacks killed 1 civilian and injured 11 others across Ukraine's Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia.
  • The ongoing attacks highlight the persistent threat to the safety of Ukrainian citizens near frontlines.