Russia strikes Mykolaiv overnight with S-300 missiles, woman dead, college, school, housing destroyed

1 November 2022, 11:03 AM
One of the buildings in Mykolaiv destroyed by night shelling on November 1 (Photo:Oleksandr Senkevych / Телеграм)

One of the buildings in Mykolaiv destroyed by night shelling on November 1 (Photo:Oleksandr Senkevych / Телеграм)

Russia attacked Mykolaiv with S-300 air defense missiles overnight on Nov. 1, killing an elderly woman and damaging a number of civilian objects. 

Five people were also injured in the attack, carried out by Russia with repurposed air defense missiles, Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych said on his channel on Telegram messenger on Nov. 1.

He said the attack, which began around midnight, had partially destroyed a school building, and completely destroyed a two-story residential building. A fire broke out in another building.

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Windows, doors, and roofs were damaged in several private houses, while a blast wave and flying debris at a medical facility knocked in the plywood boards put in by construction crews to cover windows broken in a previous attack.

All of the emergency services are working at the site of the shelling, Senkevych added. He also a photo of one of the attack sites.

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the President’s Office, also posted photos and videos from the sites where the Russian missiles had impacted.

He said that one of the rockets hit the building of a school, the Mykola Arkas First Ukrainian Gymnasium.

Another other three rockets hit the territory of Mykolaiv Polytechnic College, causing partial damage to its four-story building.

A nearby private residential area and apartment buildings were also damaged. Fires broke out in the storage premises of the college and in a five-story residential building nearby.

Two people were saved from under rubble, while one woman was killed, Tymoshenko confirmed. Five people were injured, and a total of 12 people who were trapped in their apartments due to the explosion of the missile were freed.

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