One person was injured in a Russian missile strike on the Black Sea port city of Mykolaiv on the evening of May 16, head of Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration (OVA), Vitaliy Kim, reported on Telegram on May 17.
Multiple buildings, including a shopping mall and a car showroom, were damaged in the Black Sea port city of Mykolaiv as a result of a Russian missile attack on the evening of May 16, head of Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration (OVA), Vitaliy Kim, reported on Telegram on May 17.
According to Kim, the strike damaged multiple buildings, including a shopping mall. Kim later showcased the impact of the strike on a store in Mykolaiv, sarcastically mocking Russia’s claims of destroying Ukraine’s newest weapons. He highlighted the failure of one out of four “super-modern analogue missiles” from a recent air raid, and ridiculed Russia’s weapon standards – sarcastically claiming the destruction of a thousand units of the “Kovbasa (sausage)” air defense system and “Yogurt” multiple rocket launchers.
A public transport stop was also damaged by the strike, Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych reported.
The General Staff of Armed Forces of Ukraine confirmed that two Kalibr cruise missiles struck the city, partially destroying a shopping center and a car showroom, which subsequently led to a fire that has since been extinguished by firefighters.
Photographs documenting the aftermath of the Russian attack were released by local authorities and the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.
In a separate incident on May 13, Mykolaiv was attacked by Russian combat drones, resulting in injuries to three individuals after the drone struck a five-story building.
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