Casualties throughout Ukraine reported as full-scale Russian invasion begins

24 February, 12:41 PM
A fire in Mariupol on February 24 (Photo:REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

A fire in Mariupol on February 24 (Photo:REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

One person was killed and six people injured an airstrike by the Russian army on military camp No. 161 in Brovary, a suburb of Kyiv suburb, the advisor to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Anton Gerashchenko, said on Feb. 24 on his Telegram channel.

According to Gerashchenko, as a result of the attack, one building was burned to the ground, and the second and third floors of a four-story building were damaged.

9:15 AM UPDATE: The State Border Guard Service reported that as a result of shelling on the positions of Ukrainian border guards in Kherson Oblast from the territory of occupied Crimea, one State Border Guard serviceman was killed.

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9:07 AM UPDATE: Gerashchenko clarified that a 17-year-old teenager was killed as a result of shelling of the village of Semykhatki in the Mykolayiv Oblast in southern Ukraine, and another person was wounded as a result of the shelling of the Kulbakine airfield.

9:00 AM UPDATE: According to police, six people have died as a result of a bombing on a military unit in Podilsk, Odesa Oblast in southern Ukraine. Seven more people were injured, 19 are missing.

One person has been killed and two more have been injured as a result of shelling in the city of Mariupol in Donetsk Oblast.

A car came under fire in the Konotop district of Sumy Oblast in northern Ukraine, leaving one woman and a child injured. The bridge over the river Inhulets in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast was has been destroyed.

According to the National Police, explosions have also been reported in Volyn Oblast in western Ukraine, Odesa, Zaporizhzhia (explosion near the airport), Lviv Oblast (Batyatychi village, three explosions near two military units in the town of Brody), Poltava Oblast (two missiles hit the town of Myrhorod), Vinnytsia Oblast, as well as Kyiv Oblast.

There are also reports of movement of Russian military equipment into the village of Mykolayivka, Chernihiv Oblast, shelling in Kherson Oblast (shelling of border guards in Kalanchak), Kirovohrad Oblast (shelling of a military unit, Znamyanka), Kharkiv (shelling of a military unit), Zaporizhzhia (shelling of a military unit), and Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (shelling of military units).

Overall, explosions and shelling have been reported in 17 of Ukraine’s 25 oblasts.

This comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that he had decided to launch a “special operation” in the Donbas following the request of the Donbas and Luhansk puppet authorities, after at 0500 on Feb. 24.

The Russian Armed Forces have since begun a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

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