Russian attack on Mykolaiv Oblast kills two people, three more injured

13 March, 10:47 AM
Russian invaders hit the residential sector of the Kutsurubs community (Photo:State Emergency Service)

Russian invaders hit the residential sector of the Kutsurubs community (Photo:State Emergency Service)

The death toll from an attack by Russian invasion troops on the community of Kutsurub in Mykolaiv Oblast on the morning of March 13 has risen to two, head of the Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration Vitaliy Kim wrote on Telegram on March 13.

A house in the community was struck by a shell and heavily damaged. A man and a woman born in 1978 and 1980 were killed, Kim said.

A seven-year-old child was hospitalized, and two more people were also injured, the governor added.

Russian troops attacked the Kutsurubs community on the morning of March 13. Onedeath was initially reported. Kim stated that there could still be more people under the rubble.

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Later, Ukrainian Air Force spokesperson Yuriy Ihnat said on Ukrainian national television said there was no evidence there had been a missile launch by the Russians, and that the attack was likely carried out by artillery.

In another incident in the Mykolaiv Oblast, on the night of March 12, the invaders fired artillery at the town on Ochakiv on the south coast of the oblast. Several cars were set on fire as a result of the attack.

That shelling took place from the Kinburn Spit – a narrow strip of land extending out from Kherson Oblast to the west (and administratively, partly in Mykolaiv Oblast), to the south of the mouths of the Pivdneniy Buh and Dnipro rivers.

Russia regularly shells civilian residential areas close to Russian territory or Russian-occupied territory in the Ukrainian oblasts of Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya, Kherson and Mykolaiv oblasts.

Russia claims to have annexed Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson, but does not control any of them completely. Its annexation claims have only been recognized by a handful of rogue and pariah states.

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