Russia-Ukraine live news: Attacks continue on Kharkiv, Mykolaiv

by | Jun 29, 2022 | World

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(Al Jazeera)
Here are the latest updates:
7 mins ago (00:44 GMT)
Five killed in Mykolaiv strikes Wednesday: Zelenskyy
Russia continued to shell cities and settlements across Ukraine Wednesday, stepping up its attacks beyond the Donbas region.
Zelenskyy said Russian forces struck the town of Ochakiv in the Dnipropetrovsk region, the port city of Mykolaiv, and across the Kharkiv region and Sumy regions.
He said 10 missiles fell on Mykolaiv on Wednesday, “all of them were aimed at civilian targets”.
“One of these missiles, a hypersonic anti-ship missile ‘Onyx’, destroyed an ordinary five-story building. Dismantling of the debris continued over the day. As of now, five people are known to have been killed,” Zelenskyy said.
Rescuers evacuate a dog from a damaged residential building following a missile strike in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, June 29 2022 [Still image taken from a handout …

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