Hotel of ORF correspondent Wehrschütz in Ukraine shot at

ORF correspondent Christian Wehrschütz. (Archive image)


Kyiv/Vienna– In the Ukraine, the hotel of ORF correspondent Christian Wehrschütz and his team was hit by Russian shells at around 1 a.m. on Saturday night. The reported Ö3. Wehrschütz is currently in Nikopol (Dnipropetrovsk region) near Zaporizhia. So nobody was injured. The roof of the hotel was destroyed and the rooms were also damaged.

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Video|hotel shot at by correspondent Wehrschütz

The Head of the Military Administration of the Dnepropetrovsk region, Valentyn Resnichenko, confirmed the shelling of Nikopol district. “The Russians opened fire on three parishes: Nikopol, Marhanets and Chervonohryhorivka. The people were unharmed,” Reznichenko wrote on Telegram, as reported by the Ukrinform news agency. Numerous houses damaged, allegedly four dead

According to him, dozens of blocks of flats and family houses were damaged in the city of Nikopol. Power lines were cut. The Austrian newspaper Today reported online on Saturday morning, citing Ukrainian authorities that four civilians died in the grenade attack.

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In the municipality of Chervonohryhorivka, family houses and power grids were also badly damaged. Around 1,000 households were without electricity. Engineers from the electricity company had already started the repair work.

There was an air alert in the rest of the Dnepropetrovsk region, but no shelling was recorded last night. The situation is quiet now. ( APA)

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