Three dead, 10 injured, more said trapped under rubble after strike on museum in central Kupyansk UPDATED

25 April, 12:56 PM
Russians hit the center of Kupyansk on April 25 with an S-300 (Photo:Screenshot of the video Andriy Yermak/Telegram)

Russians hit the center of Kupyansk on April 25 with an S-300 (Photo:Screenshot of the video Andriy Yermak/Telegram)

Three civilians were killed and 10 injured, with more thought to be trapped under rubble after Russian invasion forces hit the Local History Museum in the center of Kupyansk, Kharkiv Oblast, with ballistic missiles on April 25.

Three people were hospitalized, while seven others received medical care on-site, said Kharkiv Oblast Military Administration head, Oleh Synehubov, on Telegram in an update as of 1000.

Later he added that the bodies of two women had been recovered from the rubble of the museum. The body of a man was recovered earlier.

"There are no military facilities near the museum building that was hit by an enemy S-300 missile," Synehubov wrote.

"The enemy is deliberately hitting civilian infrastructure and terrorizing the civilian population."

Video of day

Russians attacked the city with missiles from the S-300 air defense system, Presidential Office Chief-of-staff Andriy Yermak wrote on his channel on Telegram. These missiles can be used in ground attack mode, essentially turning them into short-range ballistic missiles, but they are inaccurate when used in this way.

At least two people remain under the rubble of the museum, said Synehubov.

Emergency services continue to work at the scene. Before the injury toll was updated, Yermak showed a video of the aftermath of the strike, stating that more than five people were injured.

Within the past day, Russians have shelled at least 18 settlements in Kharkiv Oblast.

In Dvorichna, a 60-year-old woman was killed as a result of artillery shelling.

Russian invasion troops regularly shell civilian residential areas in other Ukrainian oblasts close to Russian territory or Russian-occupied territory, including Chernihiv, Sumy, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya, Kherson, and Mykolaiv oblasts.

The International Criminal Court recently announced that it was opening two war crimes cases against Russia, one of which concerns illegal attacks on civilian infrastructure.

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