Russia hits building with Mykolayiv governor’s office

29 March, 12:29 PM
The central section of the Mykolayiv Regional Administration building collapsed from the first to the ninth floor (Photo:Vitaliy Kim)

The central section of the Mykolayiv Regional Administration building collapsed from the first to the ninth floor (Photo:Vitaliy Kim)

A Russian missile struck Mykolayiv early on March 29, hitting the office of the local governor and partially destroying the regional administration building.

While most of those in the building survived the attack, about 10 people are still thought to be trapped under the ruins of the building, Mykolaiv Governor Vitaliy Kim wrote on his Facebook page.

“The majority of the people (who were in the building) survived, that’s 50-100 individuals. Now we’re investigating where another eight civilians and three military servicemen are,” Kim wrote.

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Ukraine’s State Emergency Service reported that after a Russian missile hit the nine-story building of the Governor’s Administration in Mykolayiv, its main central section was almost completely destroyed.

“Nine people have been rescued from under the ruins and now are receiving medical treatment” the State Emergency Service said in a statement.

Ukrainian regions – called oblasts – are managed by a governor, who is appointed by the president of Ukraine and whose office is called the administration, and by a local council, which is elected in a free and democratic process.

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