Shelling in the suburbs of the southern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhya left nine people dead and 17 injured on Friday, Deputy Mayor Anatoliy Kurtiev said on Saturday.

According to an online report by Kurtiev, the city was attacked by Russian forces with mortars, tanks, helicopters and missile systems.

The Ukrainian army has imposed a 38-hour curfew in the southern city of Zaporizhzhya, starting at 1400 GMT on Saturday and ending early Monday, the deputy mayor said.

“Don’t go outside right now!” he said in an online post.

The regional capital has become a major transit point for some of the 35,000 people estimated to have fled the besieged city of Mariupol in the southeast.

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