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17 killed in Russian missile attack on Chernihiv

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Published: 09:30, 18 April 2024  
17 killed in Russian missile attack on Chernihiv

At least 17 people were killed in a Russian missile attack on the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv.

Local officials said the attack took place on Wednesday, reports BBC.

The city's mayor said that more than 60 including three children were injured in the attack, which hit an eight-storey building in a densely populated area.

Three missiles had struck close to the centre of the city, officials said.

The attack came hours after reports of a Ukrainian strike on a Russian military airfield in occupied Crimea.

In Chernihiv, acting mayor Oleksandr Lomako said one building had suffered a direct hit from one of the Russian missiles and several floors had been damaged. The presidential office in Kyiv said another four high-rise buildings, a hospital, dozens of cars and a higher education institution were all damaged in the attack.

Hours after the attack, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky condemned it. At the same time, he sought support from allies.

Chernihiv is only 100km (60 miles) from the Russian border.

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