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Strike on Ukrainian city kills seven, including a child, and injures 117 – UN condemns ‘heinous’ Russian attack on Chernihiv city centre

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Photo: State Emergency Service, Ministry of Internal Affairs

As a result of the enemy attack on Chernihiv, seven people were killed and 117 were injured.

That’s according to an update delivered via Telegram by Acting Mayor Oleksandr Lomako, Ukrinform reports.

“As of 15:25, 117 people were injured in the terrorist attack on the center of Chernihiv. Seven of them died,” the statement reads.

As Ukrinform reported earlier, Russian invaders launched a missile attack on the center of Chernihiv around noon on Saturday, August 19. Seven people died. Initially, 90 injured people sought medical help, including 10 policemen and 12 children. Twenty-five people were hospitalized.

A 12-year-old girl in grave condition has been urgently evacuated to a Kyiv hospital.

People had been on their way to church to celebrate a religious holiday when the strike took place, the ministry said, adding that 12 of the wounded were children.

A fire on the roof of one of the houses was being contained by firefighters, the ministry said.

The UN’s humanitarian coordinator for Ukraine has condemned a Russian missile attack on Chernihiv’s city centre that killed at least seven and wounded more than 100 as “heinous”, calling for Moscow to end strikes on “populated areas”.

The attack hit a drama theatre in Chernihiv’s central square early on Saturday.

“It is heinous to attack the main square of a large city, in the morning, while people are out walking, some going to church to celebrate a religious day for many Ukrainians,” Denise Brown, the UN’s humanitarian coordinator for Ukraine, said in an online statement.

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