Children killed after Ukrainian missiles shot down, Russian officials say, amid beach panic reports


At least six people have died and more than 100 have been wounded in Ukrainian drone and missile attacks, according to Russian authorities.

Five people, including two children, were killed by falling debris when five Ukrainian missiles were shot down in the port city of Sevastopol in Russia-annexed Crimea, said Mikhail Razvozhayev, the city’s Moscow-installed governor.

Russian state news agency RIA Novosti said 124 people were wounded, citing the health ministry.

Video shown on Russian state TV captures what sounds like explosions, as people can be seen running for cover on a beach in Sevastopol.

Elsewhere, one person was killed and three were injured in Russia’s Belgorod region, bordering Ukraine, when three Ukrainian drones attacked the city of Grayvoron, regional governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said.

Russia’s defence ministry said air defence forces had shot down 33 Ukrainian drones over the country’s western Bryansk, Smolensk, Lipetsk and Tula regions. No casualties or damage were reported.

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Ukraine war: Deadly Russian strike in Kharkiv

Russian bombardment of Kharkiv continues

Meanwhile, the second day of Russia’s aerial bombardment of Ukraine’s second-largest city of Kharkiv has killed at least one person and injured 10, according to local officials.

Mayor Ihor Terekhov said the city was attacked by a guided bomb and around half of Kharkiv was without electricity because of the strike.

It came after Russia struck Kharkiv on Saturday afternoon with four aerial bombs, hitting a five-storey residential building and killing three people.

Regional governor Oleh Syniehubov said 41 people were still being treated for their injuries on Sunday.

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The site of a Russian air strike in Kharkiv. Pic: Reuters
Firefighters at a Russian air strike in Kharkiv. Pic: Reuters
The site of a Russian air strike in Kharkiv. Pics: Reuters

Zelenskyy calls for bolstered air defences

In a video address following Saturday’s attack, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged Ukraine’s partners to bolster its air defences.

“Modern air defence systems for Ukraine – such as Patriots, accelerated training of our pilots for F-16s, and most importantly, sufficient range for our weapons – are truly necessary,” he said.

Meanwhile, two people have been injured by falling debris when two Russian missiles were shot down over the Kyiv region overnight, Ukraine’s air force commander Mykola Oleschuk said.

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