Russian rockets destroy Dnipro airport, Ukrainian officials say

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April 10 (Reuters) – Russian forces fired rockets at Ukraine’s Luhansk and Dnipro regions on Sunday, Ukrainian officials said, completely destroying an airport and injuring at least five people.

Valentyn Reznichenko, governor of the central Dnipropetrovsk region, said rescuers were going through infrastructure that was hit in the town of Zvonetsky, adding that details of the casualties would be given later.

“Overnight, high-precision missiles destroyed the base and headquarters of the Nationalist Dnepr Battalion in Zvonetsky, which also recently received reinforcements from foreign mercenaries,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.

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Reznichenko said on Telegram that there was also an attack on the airport in the city of Dnipro.

“The airport itself was destroyed, along with the infrastructure near it. And the rockets fly and fly,” Reznichenko said.

Reznichenko said earlier that an attack on Dnipro injured one person and the rockets started a fire that was eventually extinguished. A missile also hit a building in the Pavlograd district, he added.

Separately, the head of the Dnipro regional council, Mykola Lukashuk, said five staff members of the state emergency service were injured in the strike at the airport.

Serhiy Gaidai, governor of Luhansk, an eastern region bordering Russia, wrote earlier on Telegram that a school and a high-rise building were hit in the city of Sievierodonetsk.

“Fortunately, no casualties,” Gaidai said.

Reuters could not immediately confirm the information.

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Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Written by Sujata Rao; Editing by Alexander Smith

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