Amid the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, Republic Media Network continues to report on war-stricken Ukraine. After Russia fired two missiles at the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, on Thursday April 28, one of the missiles hit a 25-storey residential building in which one person was killed and at least 10 people were injured.
In a recent update, Republic traveled to the attack site to access the damage caused by the Russian missile attack. According to visuals, the missile hit the lower floors of a 25-story residential building in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. The building suffered severe damage which resulted in the death of one person. Speaking to Republic about the missile attack on the residential building, one of the residents of the building said: “I was not present here. But when I heard the news, I took my car and came here. Found out my apartment had crashed.” He further added that the windows, part of his bedroom and the doors were badly damaged in the missile attack. “Right now we’re fixing them,” he told Republic. “It was a missile attack from Russia. Russia fired two missiles,” he added.
It is important to mention that when the Russian missile hit the 25-story residential building, Ukrainian troops immediately rushed there and carried out an evacuation operation. The state emergency service, which referred to Russian shelling, said the second missile damaged an unnamed facility.
Missiles over Ukrainian nuclear power plants can lead to global catastrophe
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) warned on Friday April 29 that Russian missiles flying over Ukrainian nuclear power plants could lead to a nuclear accident and endanger global security in the context of the Russian-Russian war. Ukrainian. The atomic watchdog further said it had looked into reports of a creeping missile targeting Ukraine’s nuclear power plant in the south of the country.
“We are concerned about security issues. As you remember, on March 4, a shell hit a building very close to the reactor. We need to see how the security equipment works and if the protective equipment has been physically attacked. There is a lot to do there,” said IAEA chief Rafael Mariano Grossi.
“The situation in Zaporizhzhia and around the city is not just a matter of nuclear safety, protection or safeguards, but also a matter of deep political implications,” he added.
In a statement released on Thursday, IAEA Director General Grossi warned that there was a “flashing red light” after the Russian invasion and that there was a significant risk of nuclear disaster given the series of missiles flying near the Zaporizhzhia plant in southern Ukraine. “We have to go back to Zaporizhzhia. It is extremely important, there are nuclear materials, plutonium and enriched uranium, and we must verify this. So at the moment it’s still an open question for us,” he told reporters.