In the night between Thursday and Friday, Russia attacked the Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia, hitting a suburban area where a hospital is located with at least one missile. According to reports from the governor of the homonymous region, Oleksandr Starukh, the hospital was damaged in the attack but there were no injuries.
The city has been attacked repeatedly for months, but in recent days the Russian bombings have intensified, and are mainly targeting civilian targets: on Wednesday the maternity ward of another hospital near the city was hit, and a newborn baby was killed.
The Russian military controls much of the Zaporizhzhia region, but not the city. Among the areas occupied by the Russians there is also the one where the largest nuclear power plant in Europe is located, which in October the Russian president Vladimir Putin had declared the property of the Russian state. In recent days there had also been bombing near the plant, with the risk of causing a serious nuclear accident: as in the past, Russia and Ukraine had blamed each other for the attacks.