Russian attack kills 15, injures 61 in Ukraine's Chernihiv-UPDATED-1

Russian attack kills 15, injures 61 in Ukraine
# 17 April 2024 17:11 (UTC +04:00)

The number of people killed during the rocket attack by Russian troops on the Ukrainian city of Chernigov has reached 15, APA reports citing Unian.

Noted that the number of people injured during the incident has increased to 61.

Three of the injured were children.

It was emphasized that search and rescue operations are continuing.


A Russian missile attack killed at least nine residents and damaged buildings and municipal infrastructure in the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv on Wednesday, local officials said, APA reports citing Reuters.

The city's acting mayor, Oleksandr Lomako, said three explosions ripped through a busy part of the city just after 09:00 a.m. local time (0600 GMT), hitting a multi-story building.

"Unfortunately, Russia continues to engage in terrorist activity against the civilians and civilian infrastructure as confirmed by this strike on Chernihiv once again," Lomako told Ukrainian TV.

He said that several buildings, social infrastructure, and many private cars were damaged. Regional governor Vyacheslav Chaus said at least nine people were killed and more than 20 injured.

The head of Chernihiv regional hospital said at least 18 people wounded in the attack were being treated there. More injured civilians had been taken to other hospitals, he said, urging residents to donate blood.


A Russian missile attack on social and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine's northern city of Chernihiv killed at least four residents, the acting mayor said on a television broadcast on Wednesday, APA reports citing Reuters.

"The enemy hit with three missiles almost in the city centre. There are victims among civilians and many injured," regional governor Vyacheslav Chaus said.

He said on the Telegram messaging app that emergency services and medics were working on the site of the strike in the historic city, about 150 km (93 miles) from the capital Kyiv.