Russian missile strike in Odesa Oblast kills boy aged 10

1 July, 04:26 PM
Rescuers continue to dismantle the debris at the site of the missile strikes (Photo:dsns.gov.ua)

Rescuers continue to dismantle the debris at the site of the missile strikes (Photo:dsns.gov.ua)

A 10-year-old boy has been killed as a result of a Russian missile strike on the village of Serhiivka in Odesa Oblast on July 1, Ukraine's Prosecutor General's Office reported via the Telegram messenger.

"Overnight on July 1, the aggressor country's troops launched missile strikes on the Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi district of Odesa Oblast," the report says.

"As a result, a 10-year-old boy was killed."

The agency clarified that another two children, aged 4 and 17, had also been injured as a result of the attack. More injured children have been reported as of 10:00 am.

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Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Odesa Oblast overnight on July 1. The missiles hit a nine-story residential building and two recreation centers in the Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi district.

The Ukrainian military believes the attacks to have been cause by a Russian launch of three Kh-22 missiles from Tu-22 strategic bombers, flying over the Black Sea.

According to the latest available information, 16 people perished as a result of the missile attack on a residential building, while two more, including one child, were killed while at a recreation center. Six children were injured.

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