A Russian missile strike wrecked a hospital in the central Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Friday, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a statement. Rescue operations were ongoing, he added, and emergency services were at the scene. The strike killed at least two people and injured 23, including two children, Dnipro regional governor Serhi Lysak said on Telegram. He said the three-story hospital was partially destroyed, with flames engulfing a neighboring building.

Ukraine’s capital also faced a barrage of missile strikes early Friday — the 13th such attack since the start of May — regional officials said. No casualties or hits were recorded, according to a statement from Kyiv’s new regional governor, Ruslan Kravchenko.

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Sunny weather in southern Ukraine suggests new fighting season has begun: Spring has finally sprung in southern Ukraine. And with temperatures hitting a high of 78 degrees Fahrenheit last weekend, expectations of a long-awaited counteroffensive against occupying Russian forces are in full bloom, Adam Taylor and Anastacia Galouchka report.

Conditions are nearly optimal for the much-anticipated counterattack, which Zelensky and others have described as a make-or-break chance to show Western backers that Ukraine is capable of taking back its land. Although there have not yet been any dramatic troop movements, the counteroffensive may already be underway — quietly.

Amar Nadhir contributed to this report.

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