Viacheslav Chaus, Head of Chernihiv Oblast Military Administration, has reported that the number of victims as a result of the Russian attack on the city of Chernihiv with a ballistic missile has risen to 148.
Source: Chaus in the 24/7 newscast, cited by Interfax-Ukraine news agency
Quote: "The Russians claimed the lives of seven people and 148 more people either sought medical help or were taken to hospitals with injuries.
As of 06:20 [on 20 August – ed.], 41 people remain in hospital in Chernihiv. They are receiving the necessary medical treatment, and 15 people have undergone surgery."
"Over 500 apartments, that is, more than 60 residential buildings, are located near the site of the attack."
Details: The site of the attack is being cleaned up, utility services are working at the scene, and all residential buildings and facilities are being inspected in order to assess the scale of the damage.
Chaus remarked that all law enforcement officers are also involved, as well as public and social services. He added that psychologists would be working in hospitals today.
Previously: Earlier, there were reports that 144 people had been injured in the missile attack on Chernihiv.
- At about 11:30 on 19 August, the Russians struck the centre of the city of Chernihiv with a ballistic missile.
- Russian forces launched a missile attack on the Chernihiv Music and Drama Theatre when a gathering of drone manufacturers and aerial reconnaissance training schools was being held there as part of the Liuti Ptashky (Angry Birds) demo day, although only the event’s participants knew the exact location.
- Kremlin-aligned Russian news agency RIA Novosti has stated that the Russian invaders had targeted a "gathering of Ukraine’s Armed Forces military specialists in combat drones" in Chernihiv.