Russian invaders launch rocket attacks killing two near Kyiv

1 March 2022, 12:02 PM

Two civilians were killed and three more were injured a result of rocket attacks by invading Russian troops on Vasylkiv, the town’s mayor, Natalia Balasynovych, said in a video message.

The town is in Kyiv Oblast, about 20 kilometers to the south of the Ukrainian capital city Kyiv.

“This is the consequence of rocket attacks on a five-storey building in Vasylkiv. According to my information, two people were killed and three were injured. They have already been admitted to hospital,” she said.

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According to Balasynovych, in the village of Kalynivka located nearby, three private houses were destroyed as a result of rocket fire. Further information about deaths or injuries is being clarified.

“According to information from a neighboring community in the village of Kalynivka, three private houses were destroyed as a result of a rocket hit. At present, information pertaining to the victims remains unknown,” she said.

On the evening of Feb. 28, the towns of Vasylkiv, Bila Tserkva and the village of Kalynivka in Kyiv Oblast were hit with rockets. Before that, Russia carried out an air strike on the outskirts of the town of Brovary just outside Kyiv.

In the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, invading Russian troops fired at residential areas of the city using Grad multiple rocket launcher systems.  Russian troops also launched a powerful artillery strike on residential areas of the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv.

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