Russia targets kindergartens, medical facilities, and sports centers in latest mass missile attack

15 August, 11:34 AM
Rocket (Photo:Command of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine)

Rocket (Photo:Command of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine)

Russia attacked civilian sites across Ukraine in the early hours of Aug. 15, killing at least four civilians and destroying kindergartens, sports facilities, supermarkets, and private residences. 

Almost all the sites were hundreds of miles from the front lines.

Three civilians murdered in the latest attack are from Lutsk, in northwestern Ukraine, while another died in an attack on Kramatorsk in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk oblast. Ukrainian civilians in several oblasts have been hospitalized.

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The terrorist state fired 28 cruise missiles from air and sea platforms, with the Ukrainian Air Force managing to intercept 16, according to a statement released on Telegram.

The Aug. 15 attack included:

  • 4 Kh-22 cruise missiles launched from six long-range aviation Tu-22M3 aircraft.
  • 20 Kh-101/Kh-555 cruise missiles fired from 11 unspecified strategic aviation aircraft.
  • 4 Kalibr cruise missiles launched from a frigate in the Black Sea near Yalta.

Russia also launched eight S-300/S-400 surface-to-air guided missiles targeting areas in Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhya oblasts, the air force said.

Numerous urban centers were hit in the attack including Lviv, Lutsk, Dnipro, Ivano-Frankivsk, and Cherkasy.

In Lviv, at least 15 people were injured, with the youngest victim reportedly 10 years old. A kindergarten was destroyed, leaving a crater 9 meters deep and 20 meters in diameter. 20 houses were destroyed, with at least 500 windows blown out because of the strikes.

In Lutsk, at least three people were hospitalized in addition to the three reported deaths.

In Dnipro, a popular sports complex that housed national championships and hundreds of children daily was destroyed. Two people were injured in the strikes and an 800 sq. m fire broke out.

In Smila, Cherkasy Oblast, a medical facility and a private enterprise were hit, with the attack leaving part of the city without water.

In Zaporizhzhya, a rocket destroyed the stadium of a local school.

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