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New Russian attack on Mykolaiv: 1 civilian killed, 22 injured, including a teenager

Friday, 5 August 2022, 19:50

IRYNA BALACHUK – FRIDAY, 5 AUGUST 2022, 17:30

On the afternoon of 5 August, Russian forces once again attacked the city of Mykolaiv in southern Ukraine, killing several civilians and injuring more than 20.

Source: Vitalii Kim, Head of the Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration, on Telegram; Hanna Zamazaieieva, Head of Mykolaiv Oblast Council, on Telegram; Oleksandr Sienkevych, Mayor of Mykolaiv, on Telegram; Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the President, on Telegram

Quote from Kim: "There are more than 10 300s [injured - ed.] at just one site following today’s attack; there are 200s [killed - ed.]; [emergency] brigades are still working [at the sites of the attacks]."

Details: Later, Zamazaieieva reported that as of 17:17, reports indicate that 22 civilians have been injured.

A 14-year-old boy sustained severe injuries; the Russian attack caught him in front of a church entrance.

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The boy was hospitalised in critical condition, with multiple trauma and explosive injuries to the head, thigh and stomach.

Later, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the President, reported that as of 19:00, one person has been reported killed. A man born in 1980 died of his injuries.

Zamazaieieva reported that Russian forces attacked Mykolaiv from the direction of Kherson on the afternoon of 5 August. The Balabanivka and Korabelnyi districts of Mykolaiv came under Russian fire.

Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych added that the attack covered a large area, damaging private houses and multi-storey apartment buildings, causing fires, and injuring many civilians. 

As of 19:30, reports indicate that 22 civilians have been injured, including a 13-year-old teenager. Two persons are in intensive care and another is currently undergoing surgery.

 
 

 Background:

  • Russian forces used multiple launch rocket systems armed with cluster munitions to attack the Korabelnyi district on the night of 4 August. On the morning of 5 August, the Russians used a Pion long-range heavy artillery gun to carry out another attack on the district.
  • A long curfew has been introduced in Mykolaiv – from 23:00 on Friday, 5 August until 05:00 on Monday, 8 August.

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