The death toll from a Russian missile strike on an apartment block in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro has risen to 36, including two children, according to Ukraine's National Police.
"The debris of a high-rise building hit by a Russian missile continues to be dismantled in Dnipro," the police said on Telegram Monday, adding that 75 people were injured in the strike.
Search and rescue operations continue and 39 people have been rescued so far.
A CNN team on the ground in Dnipro at the site of Saturday’s apartment block strike reported air raid sirens early Monday morning.
Russian claims: Also on Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the strike was the result of counter-missiles and air defense.
In response to a question about the strike, Peskov said the Russian Armed Forces only strike "against military targets, whether they are obvious or disguised," and not at residential buildings.
Some context: On Sunday, the Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed forces said that there was "no doubt" that a Russian Kh-22 missile was used in the strike.
Originally designed as an anti-ship missile, the Kh-22 is an older and less accurate weapon than most modern missiles.
"The Armed Forces of Ukraine lack the firepower capabilities for shooting down this type of missile," the Ukrainian command said on Facebook.
"Since the beginning of Russia's military aggression, more than 210 missiles of this type have been launched at the territory of Ukraine. None of them have been shot down by our air defense systems."
CNN reported last June that a Kh-22 missile hit a shopping center in Kremenchuk in central Ukraine, killing at least 18 people.