Local governor says Ukraine attacked Russian apartment building.


At least five people were injured, Russian state news agency TASS said.

LONDON — A 10-story residential building in Belgorod, Russia was hit by a Ukrainian missile late last night, a local governor said.

“The city of Belgorod and the Belgorod district came under a massive attack by the armed forces of Ukraine,” Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of the Belgorod region, said in a post on Telegram.

The Ukrainian Tochka-U missile that hit the building was one of several launched by Ukraine overnight, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement. The ministry said it was unclear whether the missile hit the building as a target or was damaged by shrapnel from the damaged missile.

Russia's state news agency TASS said at least five people were injured, adding that the death toll was expected to rise.

Ukrainian military officials did not immediately comment on the claims, which could not be immediately confirmed.

A central part of the apartment building in Kharkovskaya Gora appears in photos to be completely destroyed, with the rest of the building standing on either side of a gap.

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

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