A Russian cruise missile strike destroys a shopping centre and several homes in the city of Zaporizhzhia, killing one person and injuring three others. At least 62 homes were damaged, according to local officials.During the Russian invasion of Ukraine of 2022, Russian forces have been engaged in ongoing attacks on the city.
On 27 February, some fighting was reported in the southern outskirts of Zaporizhzhia. Russian forces began shelling Zaporizhzhia later that evening. On March 3, Russian forces approaching the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant were fired upon disabling a tank, and responded causing a fire and concern about a potential nuclear meltdown. Firefighters were able to subdue the fire. Russian military forces fired missiles on Zaporizhzhia on the evening of May 12 and May 13.
The press service of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration said this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.
“Today, May 25, 2022, at 05:13, Russian troops launched four cruise missiles at the city of Zaporizhzhia. One of them was shot down by our air defense. The other three attacked two neighborhoods of the city – they fired at civilian facilities in the Shevchenkivskyi district and a shopping center in the Oleksandrivskyi district,” the statement said.