Kyiv: Three people killed and 12 others injured in a Russian strike on a town in Ukraine northern Chernigiv region on Wednesday, according to emergency services.
“We have three people killed and 12 wounded as a result of a strike” in Novgorod-Siversky, according to a spokeswoman.
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The town is located in the country’s north-eastern corner, around 45 kilometres (28 miles) south of the Russian border.
Chernigiv Governor Vyacheslav Chaus stated there were “dead and wounded” in a Telegram message, but did not provide figures, just noting that rescuers and doctors were “working at the site.”
He said the strike occurred at night and destroyed “critical infrastructure”. Including a school, and posted photos of the town’s heavily damaged structures.
He said that “other administrative buildings and private houses also damaged.”
The Ukrainian army said that Russia had “taken out artillery fire” on the Chernigiv area.
Before the war, Novgorod-Siversky had a population of roughly 15,000 people.
The Chernigiv area, which heavily attacked at the start of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, has suffered fewer strikes in recent weeks than other eastern regions.