One dead, two children hospitalized in Russia’s surprise attack on Mykolaiv civilians
Vitaly Kim commented on the Russian attack on Mykolayev (Photo:REUTERS/Viktoriia Lakezina)
The Russian missile attack on Mykolaiv in the early hours of April 27 was unusual and caused panic among residents, Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration head, Vitalij Kim, said during the national telethon program.
"This was the 113th day without a strike in Mykolaiv," the governor stated.
“There have been no attacks since December 31... There was a slight panic among people. This is a blindside by Russians on civilians, there are no military facilities there... But it was an unusual attack, we did not react, we did not see, so it was like a bolt from the blue.”
One Russian missile hit a tree, damaging the surrounding buildings. It is believed that four Kalibr missiles were launched at the southern Ukrainian city from the Black Sea.
Initial reports said the Russian strike sent 23 civilians to the hospital, with three in serious condition. Two children were among the injured, said the regional governor’s press secretary, Viktoriya Oliynyk.
One person was later pronounced dead, while another was found injured.
"The enemy attacked Mykolaiv with Kalibr high-precision missiles taking into account terrain features, passing below the radar waves that could detect [them]" she added.
A five-story residential building and civilian residences in a detached housing neighborhood were the hardest hit, said Kim.
A factory, technical school, and court were also damaged in the Russian attack.
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