ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine — A 50-year-old man and his 11-year-old daughter were killed after Russian forces attacked a residential building in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia on Sunday morning, authorities said.
Ukraine’s state emergency service also reported that a 46-year-old woman, whom it identified as the wife and mother of the victims, was pulled from the rubble.
City council secretary Anatoliy Kurtev said two missiles destroyed one building and damaged dozens of others during the overnight attack.
“Severe punishment for the occupants of this criminal war is inevitable,” he wrote on the Telegram messaging app.
Rescue workers dug up piles of concrete and other debris Sunday morning amid the renewed wail of air-raid sirens.
The collapsed walls revealed the charred remains of the family’s living room, where a television was smashed and smashed wall cabinets still hung.
A body, which local residents said was that of the slain man, was wrapped in a blanket nearby.
“It’s a shame, they were a young family,” said neighbor Viktor Hrankin, 72.
Regional Governor Yuriy Malashko told Reuters the injured woman was taken to a hospital and was in serious condition.
The attack was the latest in a series of recent attacks on civilian targets in the region as the full-scale invasion of Moscow drags on into its second year.
Russia’s Defense Ministry claimed on Sunday that it had destroyed a depot containing 70,000 tons of fuel near Zaporizhzhia, as well as Ukrainian military warehouses in the Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia regions.