Civilians killed in Ukraine as Russia hits apartments and student dormitory

The onslaught was a violent follow-up to duelling high-level diplomatic missions aimed at bringing peace after 13 months of war.

A firefighter puts out a fire after a Russian missile hit a residential multi-storey building in the southeastern city of Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine (Kateryna Klochko/AP)

By Hanna Arhirova, Associated Press

Students and other civilians were killed as Russia stepped up its missile and drones attacks on Ukraine.