The regional paediatric hospital in Kherson was shelled in the evening of Jan. 10 — the second attack by Russian invasion forces on the city’s children’s hospital, regional governor Yaroslav Yanushevych reported on Telegram on Jan. 11.
The invaders struck the six-storey building of the neonatal ward of the hospital, the blast blowing the windows out, Yanushevych wrote.
Other hospital facilities also were damaged, in particular windows were blown in.
According to the official, a fire broke out at the medical facility due to the explosion of a projectile fired by the Russian invaders.
A powerful blast wave blew in the windows in the children’s ward, as well as damaging one of the consultation rooms.
According to preliminary data, there were no casualties among the staff and patients.
Rescue teams are eliminating the aftermath of enemy attack.
The Russian troops continue to attack the city of Kherson and the oblast after being forced to retreat from the area in early November by advancing Ukrainian forces.
The city was left without power on New Year's Eve. A person died and another one was injured in an attack on Jan. 1.
The regional paediatric hospital in Kherson was struck seven times in the previous attack, with about 700 windows being broken.
The Russian occupying forces hit a fire station in Kherson on Jan. 5. They also shelled the center of the city and killed an 18-year-old male civilian resident of the city on the same day.