Russia attacks Zaporizhzhia with ballistic missiles, targets ‘infrastructure facility’
The city of Zaporizhzhia, a video grab

An explosion was heard in the city of Zaporizhzhia, in southern Ukraine, on Monday morning, Ukrainian public broadcaster Suspilne reported as the Ukrainian Air Force Command warned of a missile strike.

After the air raid alert was declared in the Zaporizhzhia region, the military warned of a threat of a ballistic missile strike.

Unverified reports suggested Iskander-M ballistic missiles had been launched from the Russian-annexed Crimea.

Yurii Malashko, the head of the Zaporizhzhia regional military administration, later confirmed that a ballistic missile had destroyed a social infrastructure facility in the Zaporizhzhia district, and rescuers were working.

No casualties have so far been confirmed, Mr Malashko added.

Earlier on Monday, Russia launched a missile attack on the Odesa region, in southern Ukraine, in a yet another attempt at destroying Ukraine’s grain and port infrastructure.