It became known what kind of missile Russian troops used to hit Zaporizhzhia
On the evening of 10 August, Russian occupation forces used an Iskander-K cruise missile to strike the Reikartz hotel in Zaporizhzhia. It is known that one person died as a result of the terrorist attack.
This was reported by the press service of the National Police of Ukraine on Telegram. According to law enforcement officials, medics, rescuers, and police continue to work at the site of the attack.
"At 19:20 in the evening, the enemy insidiously attacked the regional centre again. An enemy Iskander-K missile hit a civilian infrastructure facility. One person was killed and nine were injured," the statement said.
According to updated data, the number of victims increased to 16, including four children.
As previously reported, the Russian army has begun to actively use scarce Iskander ballistic and cruise missiles to shell Ukrainian cities, causing civilian casualties.
Iskander-K is a cruise missile, while Iskander-M is a ballistic missile. Iskander-K is often referred to as an analogue of the Russian Kalibr missile, but it is launched not from a ship, but from a ground-based air-to-air missile launcher.
According to Defence Express, "Iskander-K" is, in fact, a generic name for cruise missiles that the occupiers can use as part of the Iskander air-defence system: 9M728 (also known as P-500) with a range of up to 500 km and 9M729 with a range of up to 1500 km. Both types of missiles have a warhead weighing up to 480 kg and a flight speed of up to 900 km/h.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, on the evening of 10 August, two explosions occurred in Zaporizhzhia. Russian terrorists struck the building of the Reikartz hotel, which is usually crowded at this time. The attack killed one person and injured 16 others, including 4 children.