Final Russian strike death toll is 44, including 5 children.

Officials announced on Tuesday that 44 people had died overall as a result of the weekend Russian missile attack on an apartment building in southeast Ukraine. This came after the body of another kid was recovered from the rubble. Since the spring, the onslaught on residents in the city of Dnipro has been the worst in the war.

According to Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy director of the Ukrainian president’s office, 79 people were hurt and five children were killed during the Saturday afternoon walkout. The multistory structure, which housed roughly 1,700 people, had a final death toll that included two dozen people who were previously reported as missing, he said.

According to the Dnipro City Council, rescue workers cleared almost 9 metric tons (9.9 tons) of debris throughout a nonstop search and rescue effort. According to the report, 400 people lost their homes, with 72 units being completely destroyed and another 236 being seriously damaged.

Outrage was raised by the most recent lethal Russian attack on a civilian target in the past roughly 11-month period. A Ukrainian presidential adviser unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday as a result of the incident, claiming that the Russian missile was shot down by the Ukrainian air defense system, after which it exploded and landed.

Oleksii Arestovich made some controversial remarks in a Saturday night interview. He described his comments as “a fundamental mistake” as he left. The missile type that struck the apartment building, according to Russia’s Kh-22, was not one that Ukraine’s air force said its military was equipped to shoot down.

More than 210 of these missiles have been launched on Ukrainian soil since the start of Russia’s military campaign. Anti-aircraft defense was not used to shoot any down, the air force reported on Saturday.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of Ukraine, vowed to hold those responsible for the strike accountable, calling it “a critical job” for his country and its Western friends.

In a video speech late Monday, he declared: “This strike in Dnipro, as well as other comparable strikes, falls, in particular, under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.”

And we will take use of every opportunity, both domestic and foreign, to ensure that all Russian murders, as well as anybody who directs the use of missile terror against our people, be held accountable. Additionally, to make sure they receive their sentence, he added.

The Ukraine’s power infrastructure was the target of the weekend’s volley of long-range missiles, the first of its sort in two weeks, according to the U.K. Defense Ministry.

The Kh-22 is “notorious for being inaccurate when employed against ground targets since its radar guidance system is inadequate at discriminating targets in urban environments,” the ministry wrote, suggesting this may have contributed to the deaths in the Dnipro.

It claimed that similar missiles were employed in previous cases that resulted in significant civilian casualties, such as a June attack on a mall in the Ukrainian city of Kremenchuk. which, according to officials, killed over 20 people.

According to The Associated Press-Frontline War Crimes Watch project, the Kramatorsk railway station attack on April 9 that claimed at least 52 lives was the bloodiest attack on civilians prior to Saturday.

The Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine is being resisted thanks in part to occurrences like these, which have strengthened worldwide support. Although fighting has slowed down during the winter, military analysts predict that as the weather begins to improve, both sides will make a new push.

According to Sergei Shoigu, the Russian defense minister, the military’s readiness would rise from its current level of 1.15 million to 1.5 million in the upcoming years.

The military will create an army corps as part of the buildup, together with three new motorized infantry divisions and two airborne divisions, in the northwest area of Karelia, close to Finland. The military will also create divisions out of seven current motorized infantry brigades.

Following a meeting with Zelenskyy in Kyiv, American Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and other American officials made that announcement. They reaffirmed Washington’s “strong and steadfast commitment to Ukraine,” according to Ned Price, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, U.S. Army Gen. Mark Milley, paid a visit to Ukrainian soldiers who are undergoing training at a military base in Germany under American supervision on Monday.

The previous day, more than 600 Ukrainian soldiers enrolled in the camp’s expanded training program.

Milley informed the commanders that this was not a routine rotation. “If you want to make a difference, now is the time to do it,” someone once said.

The first lady of Ukraine was due to deliver a rare international talk at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos, which was also aiding in the strengthening of Western backing and the acquisition of more foreign armaments.

On Monday, the chief of the U.N. nuclear agency visited the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant and declared that the agency will remain there permanently to monitor operations and guarantee safety.

Late on Monday, International Atomic Energy Agency director-general Rafael Grossi tweeted that the organization’s flag was flying over the power facility.

Grossi asserted that “soon, IAEA will be permanently present” at all of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants, adding that “we are here to stay to help maintain nuclear safety (and) security throughout prolonged hostilities.”

There are 16 reactors spread over four nuclear power stations in Ukraine. The largest nuclear power plant in Europe, the Zaporizhzhia facility, was captured by Russian forces early in the conflict and is still under their control.

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