Deadly Russian missile strike at Vinnytsia kills 23, wounds more than 117 (UPDATED)

15 July, 09:27 AM
Rescuers carrying a body away from a scene of the latest Russian attack in Vinnytsia (Photo:National Police of Ukraine)

Rescuers carrying a body away from a scene of the latest Russian attack in Vinnytsia (Photo:National Police of Ukraine)

Russia launched a series of cruise missiles at Vinnytsia, west of Ukraine on July 14, killing at least 23 and injuring 117 people.

UPDATE: State Emergency Service of Ukraine has updated the number of victims of yesterday's Russian attack on Vinnytsia:

  • 23 people were  killed( three of them were minors);
  • 117 people applied for medical help;
  • 66 people were hospitalized, including three children;
  • 5 people are in critical condition;
  • 39 people were reported missing.
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UPDATE: As of 6-40 p.m. Ukrainian authorities reported about 22 people killed in the latest Russian attack on Vinnytsia's downtown. Five people remain in critical condition. More than 40 were reported missing.

Russian authorities have already called the attack on Vinnytsia "yet another military target" Russia hit in response to the series of successful Ukrainian attacks on Russian ammo depots on the occupied territories. 

UPDATE: As of 5.16 p.m State Emergency Service of Ukraine reported about 21 people killed and 91 people wounded in the latest Russian missile attack on Vinnytsia.  52 people have been hospitalized, and 34 are in critical condition. More than 40 people have been reported missing.

Fifty-five buildings were damaged.

UPDATE: Russians attacked Vinnytsia with three Kalibr cruise missiles fired from a submarine, located in the Black Sea, Ukrainian Air Force Command spokesperson Yuriy Ihnat said in a Telegram statement on July 14. 

Ukrainian Air Defense destroyed two missiles.

UPDATE: As of 2.30 p.m. three more people were found dead at a scene of Russia's latest missile strike on Vinnytsia, taking the death toll to 20 people killed. Three of them were minors.

UPDATE: As of 2 p.m. the number of casualties rose to 17 people killed and more than 90 wounded. A child was reportedly killed in the attack.

Several explosions rocked the city at around 10:45 a.m., damaging a number of civilian infrastructure objects.

A large office building in downtown Vinnytsia was hit, as seen in photos and video footage, released by the police.

The resulting fire consumed a nearby car parking area, setting around 50 cars ablaze.

As of 12:00 p.m., preliminary State Emergency Service of Ukraine figures suggest at least eight people were killed in the attack, and 25 cars were destroyed.

This is the first major attack against civilian objects in Vinnytsia.

A post says: This was a medical center in Vinnytsia, where doctors saved people's lives. Russia killed those lives.

Earlier during the war, Russia attacked several military targets around the city, most notably – Vinnytsia airport, which was struck back in March.

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