Russia strike kills 3, injures 12 in Ukraine

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Photo: AFP/file
Photograph: AFP/file  

KYIV: Three individuals had been killed and 12 others wounded on Wednesday in a Russian strike on a city in Ukraine’s northern Chernigiv area, the emergency providers advised AFP.

“We’ve three individuals killed and 12 wounded because of a strike” in Novgorod-Siversky, a spokesman mentioned.

The city is within the north-eastern nook of the nation, round 45 kilometres (28 miles) south of the Russian border.

In a posting on Telegram, Chernigiv governor Vyacheslav Chaus mentioned there have been “useless and wounded” however didn’t give numbers, saying solely that rescuers and medics had been “working on the scene”.

He mentioned the strike happened at evening and hit “essential infrastructure,” together with a college, posting pictures of badly-damaged buildings within the city.

“Different administrative buildings and personal homes had been additionally broken,” he mentioned.

Earlier the Ukrainian military mentioned Russia had “carried out artillery shelling” on the Chernigiv area.

Novgorod-Siversky had a inhabitants of round 15,000 earlier than the battle.

Closely focused at first of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Chernigiv area has in latest weeks seen fewer assaults than different jap areas.

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