Death toll in Russian warplane crash rises to 13

TThe death toll from a Russian fighter plane crash has risen to at least 13 people, including three children, Russian authorities said Tuesday after the searches ended.

Moscow stepped up attacks across Ukraine on Monday, cutting electricity and killing eight people, including kamikaze drones in the capital, when a Russian fighter jet hit a residential area of ​​Yeysk, a city in southwestern Russia. struck.

The emergency ministry said in a statement rescuers had completed the search of the debris and found “10 more bodies” after previously announcing three deaths.

“A total of 13 people died, including three children, while 19 people were injured,” the ministry said through Russian news agencies.

Moscow is thought to be trying to counter battlefield losses in its eight-month war in Ukraine by pursuing a punitive policy of attacking energy facilities before winter in a move that President Vladimir Putin hopes will weaken resistance. .

In his late-night address on Monday, President Volodymyr Zelensky said: “All day long, the clearing of debris continues in those places where the Russian terrorists were able to strike today.

“In Kiev, they killed a young family targeting an apartment building with an Iranian “Shahed”. A man and a 6-month pregnant girl… Vladimir Putin can mark another “achievement” – he killed another pregnant woman. “

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