After a Russian missile strike on an apartment building in Dnipro on Saturday, the mayor of the eastern Ukrainian city has warned that there may be no survivors.
According to city officials, 25 people were killed in the attack, and another 43 are still missing.
Borys Filatov, mayor of Dnipro, said there was a “minimal” chance of finding anyone else alive.
Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted on state television in Moscow that military operations were proceeding as planned.
On Saturday, Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Odesa were also hit in attacks that Moscow said were aimed at Ukraine’s military and energy infrastructure.
The devastating Dnipro strike hit the entrance of a nine-story building, converting several floors to smoldering rubble.
According to Mr Filatov, the number of fatalities is expected to be in the dozen. He added that around 70 people required medical treatment and of those 10 were “in a difficult condition“.
According to Mykola Lukashuk, the regional council’s head, emergency services were able to save 38 people.
Mr Lukashuk wrote on Telegram that 14 of the injured were children.