Ukraine bombs a Russian residential building, according to a local governor

Russia’s state-run TASS news agency said at least five people were injured.

LONDON – A 10-storey residential building in Belgorod, Russia, was hit by a Ukrainian missile overnight, a local governor said.

“The city of Belgorod and the Belgorod region were subjected to a large-scale attack by the Ukrainian armed forces,” Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of the Belgorod region, said in a post on the Telegram app.

The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that the Ukrainian Tochka-U missile that struck the building was among several missiles launched by Ukraine during the night. The ministry said it was not clear whether the missile hit the building as a target or whether the damage was caused by fragments of a dropped missile.

Russia’s state-run TASS news agency said at least five people were injured, adding that the number of casualties was likely to rise.

Ukrainian military officials did not immediately comment on the allegations, which could not be immediately verified.

In the images, the central part of the residential building on Kharkovskaya Gora appeared to have been completely destroyed, with the remaining building standing on either side of the gap.

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ABC News’ Dragana Jovanovic and Helena Skinner contributed to this report.

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