10:59 20 May 2024

Russian military launches drone attack on rescuers extinguishing fire in Zaporizhzhia region

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In the Zaporizhzhia region, during firefighting, Russian occupiers attacked rescuers from a drone. One of the rescuers was injured as a result.

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine reported that on Telegram.

"The enemy dropped ammunition from a drone on the rescuers. It happened yesterday in the village of Novoandriivka, Zaporizhzhia region," the report says.

The rescue team was extinguishing the fire at the house following the shelling.

"Then the enemy carried out a repeated, insidious attack – dropped ammunition from the drone. As a result, one rescuer received minor injuries," the report says.

It's important to mention that as of mid-April, 91 employees of the State Emergency Service have been killed, and 351 have been injured since February 24, 2022.

As stated, the State Emergency Service evaluated the response procedures regarding rescuer efforts and the utilization of specialized and engineering equipment.

On March 15, the Russians attacked the objects of the civil infrastructure of Odesa with rockets.

After the first strike, during the liquidation of the consequences and assistance to the injured by emergency services, the Russians struck them with a second strike. As a result, 21 people died and more than 70 people were injured.

During his visit to Odesa, the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ihor Klymenko, instructed the emergency services algorithm to be corrected, taking into account the operational situation if necessary.

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During the night of May 20, Russian occupiers once again initiated a brutal attack on Ukraine, bombarding peaceful towns and villages with various types of weapons. In particular, they launched an "Iskander-M" ballistic missile at the Kharkiv region.

Furthermore, Ukrainian air defenses successfully downed most of the recorded 29 enemy Shahed drones.

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