According to official sources, at least seven people, including a child, have been killed in a Russian missile attack in the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv. At least 90 other people were injured in the shelling in the busy city center, Ukrainian Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko wrote on Telegram on Saturday. Children are also among the injured.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had previously announced that a rocket had landed not far from the Chernihiv theater. "It's an ordinary Saturday that Russia turned into a day of pain and loss," he wrote. He also published a short video showing debris on the sidewalk.
The governor of the Chernihiv region, Vyacheslav Tschaus, wrote that the city had been hit by a ballistic missile, according to initial findings. He called on the population to stay in shelters for the time being.