Casualties reported as Russian invaders strike Mykolaiv early on June 29

29 June, 11:39 AM
In Mykolaiv the number of victims owing to morning explosions increased (illustrative photo) (Photo:State Emergency Service of Ukraine)

In Mykolaiv the number of victims owing to morning explosions increased (illustrative photo) (Photo:State Emergency Service of Ukraine)

At least three people were killed and five more injured after invading Russian forces launched a missile strike on the city of Mykolaiv early on June 29, head of Mykolaiv regional military administration Vitaliy Kim said on Telegram messenger.

Powerful blasts rocked Mykolaiv early in the morning. The city mayor, Oleksandr Sienkevych, said a missile had hit a high-rise building.

Later, photos and video from the city circulating on social media showed rescue crews working at a badly damaged apartment block.

According to the local news outlet Novosti-N, rescuers at the scene are conducting reconnaissance with the help of a quadrocopter, which has already showed that there are people under the rubble who are still alive.

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Rescue teams working at the scene include emergency, healthcare, and public service workers.

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