Air strikes on cities in eastern and central Ukraine, casualties reported

Ukrainian soldiersPhoto: AP Photo / Vadim Ghirda

At least nine people, including two children, have been killed in Russian airstrikes on the city of Sumy in eastern Ukraine, the Ukrainian rescue service said on Tuesday.

Russian planes carried out bombings on cities in the eastern and central parts of Ukraine on Tuesday, according to Ukrainian officials.

In Sumy and Okhtyrka, located in the east of the country near the Russian border, bombs fell in residential areas, according to regional leader Dmytro Zhivitsky. In Sumy, at least nine people were killed, including several children, according to Zhivitsky. The information is not yet confirmed by independent sources.

Continued attacks

Bombs also hit oil depots in Zhytomyr and the neighboring city of Cherniakhiv, west of Kyiv, according to the news agency AP, while mayor Anatol Fedoruk in the Kyiv suburb of Bucha reports artillery fire.

“We can not even collect the bodies because the shelling from heavy weapons does not stop,” he said.

“Dogs tear the bodies to pieces in the city streets. It’s a nightmare,” he added.

In Mykolaiv in the south of the country, a fire broke out during the night in several apartment blocks that were hit by grenades. At least four civilians were killed, while five others were rescued from the ruins alive.

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