The death toll from an alleged Russian missile attack in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro has risen to 35, an official says.

Rescuers searched for more victims in the rubble of an apartment building that was hit, Governor Valentyn Reznichenko said on Monday.

At least 75 people were wounded and 35 others are missing after Saturday’s strike. About 1,700 people lived in the multistorey building. Residents said there were no military facilities at the site.

If the death toll is confirmed, it would mark the deadliest attack in one place since a September 30 strike in Ukraine’s Zaporizhia region

The attack appears to have been part of a barrage of Russian cruise missile strikes across Ukraine. The Kremlin on Monday denied responsibility for the attack.

“The Russian armed forces do not strike residential buildings or social infrastructure, they strike military targets,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters

before referring to the “conclusion of some representatives of the Ukrainian side” that the strike could have been caused by air defence.