Russian Missile Strikes Zelenskyy’s Hometown in Central Ukraine

Russian Missile Strikes Zelenskyy’s Hometown in Central Ukraine
Emergency services personnel work to extinguish a fire following a Russian attack in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, on Sept. 8, 2023. (Ukrainian Emergency Service via AP)

KYIV, Ukraine—A Russian missile attack Friday on President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s hometown in central Ukraine killed one policeman and injured at least 52 others, emergency officials said, while another attack in the southern Kherson region killed three people.

The strikes were among multiple Russian attacks across the country overnight, officials said.

Ten buildings were damaged in the attack on Zelenskyy’s hometown of Kryvyi Rih Friday. Three people pulled from the rubble were in serious condition, according to Ihor Klymenko, Ukraine’s minister of Internal Affairs.

Three people were also killed Friday after a Russian bomb struck the village of Odradokamianka in the Kherson region of southern Ukraine, Mr. Klymenko said.

Meanwhile, Russia is holding local elections in the part of the Kherson region it controls. Local elections are also being held in the Donetsk, Luhansk, and Zaporizhzhia regions.

Ukraine has dismissed the elections, calling on its allies to condemn Russia’s actions and urging them not to recognize any administration created as a result of the votes.

The war continued to raise difficult questions for other nations trying to manage the war’s fallout on food security, inflation and other matters.

Britain announced Friday it will host a global food security summit in November in response to Russia’s withdrawal of a Black Sea grain deal.

The announcement came as British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak arrived in India for a Group of 20 summit, where he hopes to marshal international resources to counteract the war’s impact on the global food supply.

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