Death toll in Russian strike on Ukrainian building up to 35

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The death toll from the weekend Russian missile strike on the apartment building in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro has risen to 35, an official

said Monday. Rescuers continued searching through the rubble for more victims, regional Gov. Valentyn Reznichenko said. At least 75 people were wounded and 35 others were

still missing after Saturday's strike. About 1,700 people lived in the multi-story building, with residents saying there were no military facilities at the site. The

reported death toll made it the deadliest attack in one place since a Sept. 30 strike in Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia region, according to The Associated Press-Frontline War Crimes

Watch project. The strike on the building on Saturday came amid a major barrage of Russian cruise missiles across Ukraine. Russia’s renewed air attacks came as fierce

fighting raged in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk province, where the Russian military has claimed it has control of the small salt-mining town of Soledar but Ukraine asserts that its

troops are still fighting. If the Russian forces win full control of Soledar, it would allow them to inch closer to the bigger city of Bakhmut. The battle for Bakhmut has

raged for months, causing substantial casualties on both sides. With the grinding war nearing the 11-month mark, the U.K. government announced it would deliver tanks to

Ukraine, its first donation of such heavy-duty weaponry. Although the pledge of 14 Challenger 2 tanks appeared modest, Ukrainian officials expect it will encourage other Western

nations to supply more tanks.