Russia kills five and wounds 37 in artillery attack on Ukrainian city of Chernihiv, hitting university and theater
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Five people were killed and 37 injured after a Russian missile hit a central square in the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.
People were on their way to church to celebrate a religious holiday when the strike took place, the ministry said.
Eleven children were among the injured victims, Interior Minister Igor Klymenko said in the Telegram
“A Russian missile landed in the middle of the city, in our Chernihiv.” “One square, the Polytechnic University, one theatre,” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who was in Sweden on a working visit, posted on Telegram.
“An ordinary Saturday that Russia turned into a day of pain and loss,” he added.
An ambulance is pictured near the site of a Russian missile attack in Chernihiv, during the Russian attack on Ukraine
Fire engines rush to the scene in Chernihiv, where the rocket attack took place
A short video accompanying Zelenskiy’s contribution showed debris strewn in a square in front of the Regional Theater where parked cars were severely damaged.
The video also briefly showed a body lying in a car.
The center of Chernihiv has since been closed to allow rescue workers access to the area.
Russia has used missiles and drones to attack Ukrainian cities far from the front lines as part of its full-scale invasion that began in February 2022.
A rescue worker stands at the scene of a Russian missile attack in Chernihiv as Russia attacks Ukraine
A view shows the site of a Russian missile attack that killed five and wounded dozens
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