Russia-Ukraine War: Several Killed In Mykolaiv Attack
At least seven were killed and 22 others wounded when a Russian rocket hit a regional government building in the southern Ukrainian port city, local authorities say.
At least seven people have been killed and 22 others wounded in a rocket attack on regional administration building in the southern port city of Mykolaiv in Ukraine, local authorities have said. Russian forces struck the nine-storey building at 8:45am (05:45 GMT) on Tuesday, destroying its central section from the first to the ninth
floor, the State Emergency Service (SES) too said on its Telegram channel. Eighteen of those wounded were pulled from the rubble, it said, adding that search and rescue operations too were also continuing. Video and images posted on social media also by the regional administrator Vitaliy Kim also showed thick plumes of
smoke billowing in the sky and a massive hole in the building. Since the invasion of the Ukraine began on the February 24, Russian forces have attacked Ukraine’s southern ports including Kherson, Odesa, Mykolaiv and Mariupol as they try to cut Ukraine off from the Black Sea and establish a land corridor from the Russia to the
Crimea, the peninsula Russia seized in 2014. Reporter, reporting from Mykolaiv, said the atmosphere in the southern port city was very tense following the attack. You can see a lot of the windows of the apartments here and in the surrounding area have been blown out, reporter said from the scene of the bombing.
At least 18 others were pulled from the rubble, local emergency services said, while search and rescue operations were still ongoing
We arrived here about an hour after that strike. There was another air raid siren and people were panicking. We saw rescue workers running away from the site, and then we all went into a shelter, she said. We spoke to one lady who burst into tears, saying I cannot deal with this anymore; it’s constant. Ukraine has also held off a ground offensive for weeks but of course, the Russia
controls the skies and if it’s shelling, from the sea, from the ground, [and carrying out] air strikes that does put ground troops at a disadvantage, reporter said. Russia calls its actions in Ukraine a special military operation to disarm its neighbour. It denies targeting civilians and did not comment on the strike on Mykolaiv. Ukraine and the West say Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an unprovoked war of aggression.