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Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

A hotel shows damage caused by a Russian missile attack on Zaporizhzhia, southeastern Ukraine.

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A Russian strike on a hotel in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhia killed one person and injured 19 on Thursday evening, regional governor Yuriy Malashko said.

Denise Brown, the U.N. humanitarian coordinator for Ukraine, said she was “appalled” by the attack, adding that the hotel was frequently used by U.N. personnel and NGO workers.

The city, located near the Russia-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, also faced a Russian strike Wednesday night that killed three people and caused major damage to a church, Mayor Anatoly Kurtev said. CNBC has not verified the information on the ground.

A church ruined after a Russian missile attack on Aug. 9, in Zaporizhzhia, southeastern Ukraine. The strike killed three and injured nine.

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On Friday morning, Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said fragments of a rocket had fallen on the grounds of a Kyiv children’s hospital, according to a Google translation of a Telegram post.

No injuries or damage to the hospital were reported. Debris also hit the roof of a residential home and fell in an open area in Kyiv’s Obolon neighborhood, Klitschko said.

“We should thank our air defense forces for shooting down the missiles,” city official Mykhailo Shamanov said on television, Reuters reported.

Meanwhile, Russia has still not officially commented on the Ukrainian navy’s announcement, on Thursday, of the establishment of temporary corridors on the Black Sea for commercial ships. Dozens have been stuck in Ukrainian ports since the start of the war.

The navy said threats from the Russian strikes and mines remain.

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