Published On: Sun, Aug 20th, 2023

Seven dead, 144 Wounded in Chernihiv Missile Assault by Russia

Russian missile strike on Ukraine's Chernihiv

According to Ukrainian officials, a Russian missile that struck a key square in the ancient city of Chernihiv in northern Ukraine on Saturday resulted in the deaths of 7 individuals, including a child as young as six, as well as 144 injuries, and 41 people were sent to local hospitals for treatment.

In his weekly video address, which he gave early on Sunday morning after concluding his trip to Sweden, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy stated, “I am sure that our troops will provide an answer to Russia regarding this terrorist assault.” “This is a noteworthy answer.

He reported that 15 of the 144 persons who were hurt were juveniles, and he identified the young woman who had been killed as Sofia. Ihor Klymenko, the Ministry of the Interior, stated on Telegram that fifteen of the remaining individuals were police personnel. According to Klymenko, the majority of those killed were either traveling in vehicles, traversing the street, or coming back from church.

According to Viacheslav Chaus, the regional governor, 41 persons were admitted to hospitals on Saturday.

According to Zelenskiy, the attack on Chernihiv, which occurred approximately 145 kilometers (ninety miles) away from Kyiv, corresponded with the Orthodox festival of the Transfigured of the Lord. Chernihiv is a city with lush boulevards as well as centuries-old cathedrals.

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The area in front of a destroyed theater and the buildings that surrounded it was littered with debris, and cars parked in the area sustained significant damage. A woman 63 years old who only provided her initials, Valentyna, displayed the broken balcony that was located in her apartment directly across from the theater.

It is a terrible thing. It’s horrible. Inside, there were ambulances, people who had been injured, and broken glass. Horrible dream. She described it as a nightmare.