2022 Zaporizhzhia residential building airstrike

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Zaporizhzhia residential building airstrike
Part of Attacks on civilians in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
A residential building destroyed by a Russian airstrike
A residential building in Zaporizhzhia following the airstrike
LocationZaporizhzhia, Ukraine
Date9 October 2022 (2022-10-09)
3 a.m. Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3:00)
Attack type
Missile strike
Perpetrators Russian Armed Forces

The Zaporizhzhia residential building airstrike occurred at an apartment block in Zaporizhzhia, in the early morning of 9 October 2022. The missile attack, carried out by the Russian Armed Forces, killed at least 13 people and injured more than 89 others.[1][2][3][4][5]

The airstrike, like others in Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipro, Mykolaiv and Zhytomyr, took place the day after an explosion damaged large parts of the Crimean Bridge, which Russian president Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of carrying out, and called it an "act of terrorism."[2]


During the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russian authorities and the Russian Armed Forces have repeatedly attacked civilians. In the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, an attack on a civilian convoy on 30 September killed 32 people and injured nearly 90 others. The attack preceded the annexation of the region.

A few days before the airstrike, on 6 October at least 17 people including a child died when seven Russian missiles struck Zaporizhzhia, three of them reaching the residential center of the town.[6]

On 8 October, an explosion caused major damage to the Crimean Bridge, a key supply route for the Russian Armed Forces to enter occupied Crimea.


Six missiles were launched at a residential area in Zaporizhzhia, destroying an apartment building and damaging 70 other buildings. The attack resulted in the deaths of 13 people, including a child.[7] Another 89 were injured, 11 of whom are children.[7] The missiles reportedly originated from Russian-controlled locations in Zaporizhzhia.[8]

See also


  1. ^ "Russian strikes kill 17 in Ukraine following bridge attack". CNBC. 9 October 2022. Retrieved 10 October 2022.
  2. ^ a b Hunder, Max; Landay, Jonathan (9 October 2022). "Putin accuses Ukraine of Crimea bridge blast, calls it terrorism". Reuters. Retrieved 9 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Ukraine war: 'Russian attack' on city claimed by Moscow kills 13". BBC News. 9 October 2022. Retrieved 9 October 2022.
  4. ^ "Vladimir Putin calls blast on Crimea-Russia bridge an 'act of terror'". The Guardian. 9 October 2022. Retrieved 9 October 2022.
  5. ^ "Scores killed and wounded in 'Russian attack' on Zaporizhzhia". euronews. 9 October 2022. Retrieved 9 October 2022.
  6. ^ Death toll rises to 17 after Russian missile strike near nuclear plant
  7. ^ a b "13 people dead and 89 injured in updated toll of Zaporizhzhia missile strikes". CNN. 9 October 2022. Retrieved 9 October 2022.
  8. ^ "Putin calls Kerch Bridge attack "a terrorist act" by Kyiv". ABC News. Retrieved 9 October 2022.