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Hotel ORF correspondent Christian Wierschutz was hit by Russian shells.


Hotel ORF correspondent Christian Wierschutz was hit by Russian shells.
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At around 1 a.m. on Saturday, ORF correspondent Christian Wierschutz and his team in Ukraine were hit by Russian shells.

Hotel ORF reporter Christian Wierschutz and his team were hit by Russian shells. Ö3 reported. Wehrschütz is currently located in Nikopol (Dnipropetrovsk region) near Zaporizhia. So no one was hurt. The ceiling of the hotel was destroyed, and the rooms were damaged.

Ukraine: bombing of the ORF Wierschutz correspondent hotel

The head of the military administration of the Dnepropetrovsk region, Valentin Resnichenko, confirmed the bombing of the Nikopol district. “The Russians opened fire on three communities: Nikopol, Marhanets, Chervonohrivka. People were not hurt,” Reznichenko wrote on Telegram, as reported by the “Ukrenform” news agency.

Wehrschütz is located in Nikopol, Ukraine

According to him, dozens of buildings of apartments and family homes in the city of Nikopol were damaged. The power lines were cut. On Saturday morning, the free Austrian newspaper Heut, citing the Ukrainian authorities, reported that four civilians were killed in the grenade attack.

Destroyed family homes and power grids in Chervnohryhorivka

In Chervonohryhorivka municipality, families’ homes and electricity networks were severely damaged. Electricity was cut off to about 1,000 homes. Engineers from electrical companies have already started repair work.

Weather alert in the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine

There was an air alert in the rest of the Dnipropetrovsk region but no bombing last night. The situation is calm now.

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