Transcript for Russian missile strikes residential building in Ukraine
- We turn now to the war in Ukraine. Russia unleashing a deadly new assault on several Ukrainian cities. Just some of the images tonight. This is a missile slamming into an apartment building in Zaporizhzhia. Dozens of injuries, including children. And this brutal assault unleashed on Ukraine even before China's President Xi departed Moscow. ABC'S Tom Soufi Burridge in Ukraine for us again tonight.
TOM SOUFI BURRIDGE: Tonight, a Russian missile striking an apartment block in the heart of a major Ukrainian city. Scores injured in Zaporizhzhia, including children. At least one person killed. Russia also launching exploding attack drones, hitting a college and dormitory Southeast of Kyiv. Eight people killed here, say officials.
The attack's underway even before China's President Xi departed Moscow after he and Putin said they were ready for peace. And we're learning more about that US Reaper drone. A Russian fighter jet spraying it with fuel, colliding with its propeller. The Pentagon then downing it in the Black Sea. The New York Times tonight publishing audio intercepts of Russians near the crash site coordinating efforts to retrieve drone debris from the sea that day.
MAN: [SPEAKING RUSSIAN]
TOM SOUFI BURRIDGE: The Russians heard saying they picked up parts of the nose, gas tank, and wing. The Kremlin awarding those pilots medals.
- I have no clue why they would give a bravery award to a pilot who was, at best, just an idiot.
- And, David, a defiant move from President Zelenskyy visiting troops near the besieged city of Bakhmut. Ukrainian forces there still holding on. David.
DAVID MUIR: Tom Soufi Burridge in Kyiv for us. Tom, thank you.
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