Ukrainian Patrol Police reveals devastating aftermath of deadly Russian missile attack on Chernihiv – video

Russia hits Chernihiv with three Iskander missiles
Russia hits Chernihiv with three Iskander missiles

A video depicting the immediate aftermath of a Russian Iskander missile strike on the heart of Chernihiv surfaced on Facebook, shared by Oleksiy Biloshitskyi, the first deputy head of the Patrol Police, on April 17.

"A rescue operation is underway after a Russian missile strike. People are under the rubble. There are dead and wounded," he wrote, reporting the damage to social infrastructure facilities, a university building, a hospital, and 16 residential high-rises.

At least fourteen people were killed and more than sixty others injured, including two children, in a daytime Russian attack with three Iskander missiles on the center of Chernihiv, directly hitting an eight-story social infrastructure building, regional governor Vyacheslav Chaus reported on Telegram earlier on the same day.

“A rescue operation is underway,” said regional deputy head Oleksiy Kuleba.

“An eight-story building was destroyed, four high-rise buildings, a hospital, a higher education institution, and dozens of cars were damaged. There may be people under the rubble.”

Ukrainian law enforcement officials, including police and psychologists, are providing assistance and support to the victims.

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Rescue efforts are underway to find people who may still be trapped under the rubble. Public transportation in Chernihiv has been rerouted, and blood donations for the injured have been organized by the Internal Ministry.

“Unfortunately, the death toll may increase. And this would not have happened if Ukraine had received sufficient air defense equipment and if the world’s determination to counter Russian terror had been sufficient,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy commented on the deadly attack in his Telegram post.

“Terrorists are able to destroy lives only when they first manage to intimidate those who are able to stop terror and protect lives. Determination matters. Support matters,” he wrote, adding that Ukraine needs sufficient determination from its partners and sufficient support that reflects it.

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