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Russia attacks Chernihiv: 17 dead and 61 wounded

Apr 17, 2024

On the morning of 17 April, Russian forces struck a densely populated area of Chernihiv, killing 17 people.

Source: acting mayor of Chernihiv Oleksandr Lomako, Chernihiv Regional Hospital CEO Andriy Zhydenkov and head of Chernihiv Regional Military Administration Vyacheslav Chaus on the news marathon, Lomako on Telegram, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Telegram, Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko on Telegram.

Klymenko's live speech: "Chernihiv. Emergency services are eliminating the consequences of rocket attacks on the city. 11 dead, and 22 injured as of now. We have reports of at least three missing persons. There are still people under the rubble. The search and rescue operation is ongoing."


Details: According to him, a 25-year-old police lieutenant was among those killed in the Russian shelling. The woman lived in a neighboring house and was at home on sick leave. She received a fatal shrapnel wound.

Buildings, many cars, and social and municipal infrastructure were damaged in the town.

Lomako's direct statement: "At 9:03, three explosions occurred in the city. It is not quite the central part of the city, but a densely populated neighborhood. There was a direct hit to a social infrastructure building - an 8-storey building. Elements of the walls from the 3rd to the 6th floor and an extension to it were visually destroyed."

Author - Olena Madiak, 17/04/2024

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