Overnight Russian missile attack on Mykolaiv hits university building, housing

17 August, 03:49 PM
Overnight Russian missile attack on Mykolaiv hits university building, housing (Photo:Oleksandr Senkevych/Telegram)

Overnight Russian missile attack on Mykolaiv hits university building, housing (Photo:Oleksandr Senkevych/Telegram)

The building of the Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University and residential buildings were damaged as a result of a missile attack on Mykolaiv, mayor of the city Oleksandr Senkevych reported on Aug 17.

Senkevych said there were no possible military targets on the territory of the university.

“At the time of the attack, only a security guard was at the university,” added the mayor.

“Fortunately, he was not injured.”

Senkevych also said that residential buildings opposite the university were damaged by debris and the shock wave from the missile strike.

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Public utilities workers are clearing the area near the university of debris to make way for vehicles.

Other potential consequences of the Russian missile attack on Mykolaiv have not yet been reported.

The press service of the State Emergency Service said on Facebook that the special lines 101 and 102, which weren’t working after the attack, had now resumed work.

Head of Mykolaiv regional military administration Vitaliy Kim said on his Telegram channel that Russia used S-300 missiles in this attack. In addition to the university building, one of the city's enterprises was also damaged.

“Private houses were also damaged,” he added. “So far, no reports on victims or injuries. Detailed information is being specified.”

On the night of August 17, Russian invading forces carried out a powerful attack on Mykolaiv. Senkevych reported that residential buildings were damaged. Other details of the attack were not mentioned.

Russia has for several weeks now been using S-300 missiles, normally ground-to-air air-defense weapons, as ground attack missiles. Experts speculate that Russia may be running low on purpose built missiles and is conserving its stocks.

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