Russia hits Kyiv TV broadcasting tower, five killed in missile strike

1 March 2022, 06:54 PM

A Russian air strike hit near the television tower in Kyiv, Anton Gerashchenko, an advisor to Ukraine’s interior minister, reported on his Telegram channel on March 1.

The Center for Strategic Communications, or Stratcom, reports that the attack took place in Dorohozhychi District, not far from the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center, where the Nazis killed 100,000 Jews in 1941.

Five people died and five more where injured as a result of the attack, Ukraine's State Emergency Service has said in an official statement.

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The Interior Ministry reported that the missile hit the broadcaster’s control room on the television tower. Broadcasting will be suspended for some time. Back-up broadcasting of some television channels will be available in the near future.

“So far, you may follow the radio stations,” Olena Shuliak, the leader of the Servant of the People Party, reported in Telegram channel.

The Rada television channel reported that they were continuing to work, but there were some problems with the signal. So far, it is possible to watch its broadcasting on other platforms.

Earlier the SBU security service of Ukraine reported that the Russian invaders would try to spread fake news that the Ukrainian leadership and government had “surrendered the country.”

“This disinformation could be spread through all possible television channels. But you should know – it’s fake news! Its goal is to disorient, sow panic, despair citizens and persuade our troops to surrender,” the SBU said.

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