“According to preliminary information, twelve people, including three children, were injured. Two children are in serious condition,” the prosecutor said via Telegram messaging. Earlier in the day, regional governor Vitaly Kim reported nine injuries, including four children aged three to 17, who he said were “all in serious condition” on the same network. Voznesensk is about twenty kilometers as the crow flies from the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Privdennooukraïnsk and about 70 kilometers from Mykolaiv.
The strike hit a residential building and several houses in Voznesensk, which has around 30,000 inhabitants, the state rescue service said on Facebook and posted pictures of a burned-out building. From the ages of three to 17, “all children are in a serious condition,” Vitaly Kim wrote on Telegram, which said a girl lost an eye in the attack.
Heavy shelling in the Mykolayiv region
The Mykolaiv region, which regularly faces heavy Russian bombardments, is close to the Kherson region, which has been almost completely occupied by Russian troops since Moscow attacked Ukraine in late February. “Voznesensk. The terrorist country called Russia hit an apartment building,” the head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine Andriy Iermak denounced on Telegram. “Our job is to ensure that not only today’s generation of Russians are held accountable, but also their children and grandchildren. Russia will pay for everything,” he added.
The Ukrainian army also said in a telegram this morning that it shot down four Russian Kalibr cruise missiles near the city of Dnipro (centre-east), which were fired from the Black Sea using an S-300 anti-aircraft defense system. For his part, the exiled mayor of Melitopol, a Russian-held city in the Kherson region, Ivan Fedorov, told Telegram this morning that Ukrainians had bombed a Russian military base in that occupied city.