This was stated by the head of the Nikolaev regional military administration Vitaly Kim.

“There are already more than 10 “300s” (wounded – ed.) in only one place after shelling in the afternoon, there are “200s” (dead – ed.), the brigades are still working”

It is already known about 22 wounded.

According to the head of the regional council, Anna Zamazeeva, a 14-year-old boy who was at the entrance to the church at the time of the attack by the Russians was seriously injured.

“According to preliminary information, the wound was received as a result of a cluster munition explosion. A teenager with polytraumas and mine-explosive wounds of the head, thigh and abdominal cavity was taken to the intensive care unit of the regional hospital in serious condition,» the report says.

The mayor of the city Alexander Senkevich added that the area affected is very large. Private houses and high-rise buildings were damaged. There are fires, significant damage and casualties.

At 4 am on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military is committing thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.

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