Death toll reaches 40 in Russian missile strike; Ukraine begins criminal proceedings: Live updates

Ukraine authorities began "criminal proceedings" Monday against Russian soldiers blamed for the missile strike that devastated a nine-story apartment building in

Ukraine and killed at least 40 people. At least 30 people remained missing from Saturday's attack in the central Ukraine city of Dnipro, and rescue teams

continued picking through the rubble in hopes of finding survivors, the Ukraine Security Service (SBU) said. At least 75 people were injured, 14 of them children.

In the high-rise building, 72 apartments were completely destroyed and 236 were damaged, leaving hundreds of Ukrainians homeless in the dead of winter. The SBU said several

dozen Russian soldiers were involved, led by Col. Timoshin Oleg Evgenievich, commander of Russia's 52nd Heavy Bomber Aviation Regiment. Start the day smarter. Get all the

news you need in your inbox each morning. "The Security Service of Ukraine is making every effort to ensure that each of those involved in the terrorist attack

on civilians of Ukraine receives a well-deserved punishment," the SBU said in a statement. Other developments: ►Two alleged Russian agents

were  detained by the Ukrainian counterintelligence in Kherson and Odessa. According to investigators, the detainees revealed the secret bases of Ukraine forces in Kherson to the

Russians during occupation of the city.  ►The Russian and Belarusian air forces began two weeks of joint exercise Monday in Belarus, which borders Ukraine and

served as a staging ground for Russia's Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine.