Russian Missile Strike Kills 40

In yet another escalation of the Ukraine war, Russia fired multiple missiles toward Ukrainian cities on Saturday afternoon. Most of the devastation came from a Kh-22 rocket that hit a nine-story apartment building in Dnipro. When rescuers arrived, they heard the screams of trapped residents inside the 72 collapsed apartments. At least 40 people are dead, with 27 seriously injured.

One of the residents, Anastasia Shvets, posted about the attack on Instagram, and it went viral. She was the lone survivor of her family after the attack.

Today I remember my father’s stupid jokes, and of taking stupid pictures of puppies with my mother today. I now seem to be a star, although I didn’t ask for it. I’m published everywhere, but what I want is to go to my parents. It hurts. Do I even exist?
—Anastasia Shvets

Russia, meanwhile, simply said it fired missiles at its “military targets,” adding that “all assigned objects were hit.”

Big picture: The West believed sanctions would dissuade Russian President Vladimir Putin from continuing the war. America has spent tens on billions of dollars supporting Ukraine. And yet the war is now almost a year old, with news of Russian atrocities becoming more common. Putin is refusing to concede defeat.

The Trumpet said: “When such men attain power, they become cunning, ferocious beasts. Throughout history they have routinely thought like wild animals, wanting to conquer, pillage, burn and destroy,” wrote Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry in “The Climax of Man’s Rule Over Man.” “As the U.S. falls in power, it is being replaced by leaders who act like wild, raging beasts! God calls these leaders beasts for a reason! Yet people don’t believe God. Somehow, the leaders of Israel think our modern world has evolved beyond that evil nature. In reality, we haven’t even seen the most savage of these beasts! The worst times of the Gentiles are yet ahead of us!”