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April 11, 2022

Russia destroys Dnipro airport in Ukraine

Rockets completely destroyed the airport in Dnipro city, as well as nearby infrastructure.

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The Russian military completely destroyed an airport in Ukraine and injured five people in a bombing in the Luhansk and Dnipro regions, Reuters reported.

The Governor of the Central Dnipropetrovsk region, Valentyn Reznichenko, stated that rockets fired by the Russian military completely destroyed the airport in Dnipro, as well as nearby infrastructure.

Reznichenko added that emergency workers are investigating the infrastructure facility that was hit by Russian rockets in the Zvonetsky region.

Additionally, Dnipro Region Council head Mykola Lukashuk said that five staff members belonging to the state emergency service had been wounded by the strike at the airport.

In a separate development, carrier Air India suspended their flight between New Delhi and Moscow, The Indian Express reported, citing two people familiar with the development.

The move was made by the airline after insurance underwriters told Air India that its flights operating in Russia would not be valid for insurance due to the threat situation raised on account of the Ukraine conflict.

One person familiar with the development was quoted by the news agency as saying: “Air India has reached out to the Government of India seeking its intervention in the matter so that flights to Moscow could be resumed as soon as possible.”

In a statement, an Air India spokesperson said: “Air India has cancelled one return flight on the Delhi-Moscow-Delhi sector of 7 April 2022.”

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