Missile strikes on northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv kill at least 18

At least 10 people were killed and another 20 injured when three Russian missiles struck the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv on Wednesday morning, the regional governor Vyacheslav Chaus said on Telegram.


The death toll of a Russian airstrike that hit the Ukrainian city of Chernihiv on Wednesday morning rose to 18, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine has reported.

Over 70 people, including four children, were injured in the attack.

The town mayor Oleksandr Lomako declared 18 April a day of mourning for those who perished in the attack.

Chaus warned that the death toll may rise, and said that people were still trapped under the rubble of some of the buildings that were hit.

Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine

Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine

The city’s mayor, Oleksandr Lomako, confirmed that several missiles had targeted infrastructure in the city centre and said that the emergency services were on site and that the authorities were planning their response, including providing temporary shelter for those forced to evacuate their homes.

Chaus used the occasion to underscore the severe lack of military aid Ukraine is currently experiencing as a result of delays in Western deliveries, adding that had Ukraine been given sufficient air defence equipment to counter Russian terror, the strike would not have happened.

In an interview broadcast on PBS Monday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said without US aid his country had no chance of winning the war, adding that Ukraine had run out of air defence missiles.

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