Russians shell civilian areas in Mykolaiv, killing two, injuring five

29 August, 07:15 PM
Mykolaiv (Photo:REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

Mykolaiv (Photo:REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

Powerful explosions rocked the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv yet again on Aug. 29,as Russian invasion forces shelled residential buildings and other civilian targets, city mayor Oleksandr Senkevich reported.

“There are powerful explosions in the city!,” Senkevich wrote. “Everyone take cover immediately.”

Local Telegram channels reported that smoke was rising into the sky after the explosions in the city.

The head of the Mykolaiv Regional State Administration, Vitaliy Kim, also confirmed the shelling of the city on his Telegram channel. Later, he added that Russian troops had hit residential buildings.

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“The invading bastards are firing at residential buildings,” wrote Kim. “There is a dead passer-by... Everyone, remain under cover.”

By 4:30 p.m., the mayor of Mykolaiv gave an update on the shelling of the city, saying that there were had been shell impacts on residential buildings and educational institutions. He said two people were dead and five wounded.

Rescue, emergency services and utilities work at the places of impact, he said.

Earlier, invading Russian forces fired on Mykolaiv on the night, Aug. 27. According to regional governor Kim, the shells hit the outskirts of the city. No casualties were reported at the time.

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