IRYNA BALACHUK — TUESDAY, 2 AUGUST 2022, 15:10
As a result of Russian shelling of Mykolaiv Oblast since the beginning of the war, 403 people have been killed and more than 1000 injured, but no mandatory evacuation of the civilian population from the region is currently being planned.
Source: the head of Oblast Military Administration, Vitalii Kim, at a briefing in the "Ukraine" media centre
Quote from Kim: "As for the total since the beginning of the war: there were 1 435 casualties, 403 of whom were, unfortunately, killed.
I must be pragmatic: the number of people killed during the entire period of the war, since February 24, is about 400 people... Compared to other regions or hotspots, this figure is quite moderate. We are not planning a mandatory evacuation right now."
Details: The head of the Oblast added that shelling of the Mykolaiv region has indeed increased recently, "but the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Supreme Commander-in-Chief are planning an operation to liberate Kherson Oblast, which will lead to a decrease in these attacks."
Kim also noted that as of 2 August, 3 access routes (out of the 4 available - ed.) to/from the city of Mykolaiv have been opened.
- The Russian occupiers are shelling the Mykolaiv region and the centre of the Oblast daily.
- On 2 August, explosions rang out in several districts of Mykolaiv twice: one after 01:00 and another around 04:00.
- As a result of the shelling, a student dormitory was destroyed, two high-rise buildings (windows and roof) were damaged, and windows in the family outpatient clinic and school were broken.
- Two grocery stores were also hit by shelling, one of which caught fire.
- One person suffered a concussion.
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