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Video emerges of Ukrainian family celebrating birthday in yellow kitchen before Russian attack on Dnipro: father dies, kitchen still almost intact | Ukraine and Russia war

The father of the family can be seen smiling, while one of his daughters blows out the candles on the birthday cake. It’s a video of happier times because on Saturday a Russian missile destroyed not only the apartment building in Dnipro, but also many lives. The father of the family, Mykhailo Korenovsky, who can be seen in the video above, also passed away. This family’s striking yellow kitchen has remained almost unchanged.


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16-01-23, 20:12

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The Russian missile collapsed the outer wall of the residential building. But the kitchen withstood the onslaught as the only witness to a real tragedy.

A birthday party was being held in the yellow kitchen, according to video footage that surfaced. © TikTok / Reuters

The famous boxing trainer Mykhailo Korenovsky lived in the apartment in question with his family. The family recently celebrated the birthday of one of their daughters. Pictures of that party have now appeared. “Family celebrations were held in this kitchen, but the life of the Korenovsky family was destroyed forever by the invaders’ missile,” read a post accompanying a heartbreaking video shared on the Telegram account of Ukraine’s armed forces. “A loving husband and father did not survive.”

The boxing coach was having lunch during the attack and had no luck. His wife and children were not present in the apartment and they survived.

The striking yellow kitchen remained almost untouched after the attack.

The striking yellow kitchen remained almost untouched after the attack. © Reuters

“This big hole was once my apartment where I lived with my family for 9 years. My kids and I were out at the time of the explosion, and my husband was home having lunch. He planned to join us a little later,” widow Olha Korenovexia, a personal trainer, wrote on her page. on Instagram.

a look. Traumatized survivors of an attack in Dnipro testify

After the Russian missile attack on the apartment building in Dnipro, eastern Ukraine, the death toll rose to 40, including 3 children. This is what the Ukrainian authorities say on Monday. Dozens of people are still missing.

Earlier there was talk of 35 deaths, but more bodies were lifted from the rubble in the night.

According to the local military governor, 75 people were injured, including 14 children. More than 100 people survived the collapse.

a look. A young woman was pulled alive from the rubble of an apartment building in Dnipro

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