Civilian casualties reported as Russian invaders shell Mykolayiv and oblast

3 September, 07:11 PM
A Russian missile after one of the previous recent shelling of Mykolaiv and the oblast (Photo:Police of the Mykolayiv oblast)

A Russian missile after one of the previous recent shelling of Mykolaiv and the oblast (Photo:Police of the Mykolayiv oblast)

Civilian casualties have been reported as a result of an attack by invading Russian forces on the city of Mykolayiv and Mykolayiv Oblast, the city mayor, Oleksandr Sienkevych, said in a Telegram messenger post on Sept. 3.

Sienkevych said an eight-year-old child was killed, while two more children and four adults were injured.

The explosions rocked Mykolayiv at about 11.30 a.m.

“At the moment, it is known that a garage was hit in one of the city’s districts,” Sienkevych said.

“A fire broke out there. Fire and rescue teams are extinguishing it.”

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The official said the blast also knocked out windows and doors in a private residential building.

Sienkevych noted one woman had received shrapnel wounds as a result of the attack.

However, later the head of the Mykolayiv Oblast Council, Hanna Zamazeieva, said that two people had been wounded in the city.

The Russian shelling turned out to be more severe in Mykolayiv Oblast.

Zamazeieva confirmed that an eight-year-old child had been killed in Bereznehuvate, while another four people had received shrapnel wounds.

“As of now: Mykolayiv region, Bereznehuvate – an eight-year-old child died, (and) four people received shrapnel wounds, including two children,” she said on Telegram messenger.

“Rescue teams and doctors are working at the scene. Information about the victims is being clarified.”

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian military’s South Operational Command reported the enemy had attacked Mykolayiv Oblast before dawn with a Kh-59 high-precision air-to-surface missile launched from a Su-34 fighter-bomber.

“A fire broke out as a result of an impact on a logistics warehouse,” the Ukrainian military said.

“(The fire) was promptly extinguished. There were no casualties.”

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