Russian missile strike on Kyiv: journalist killed, 10 injured


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In the evening of April 28, Russia launched two missile strikes on Kyiv. At least one person was killed and 10 were injured, four of them in hospital.

Both strikes hit the Shevchenkivskyi district of Kyiv.

According to the SES, one missile hit the object, the other – in a nearby house.

Russia’s Defense Ministry on Friday morning acknowledged the strikes on Kyiv, but did not admit that one of the missiles hit an apartment building.

The journalist died

“Two hits in the Shevchenkivskyi district,” Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said on Thursday evening about the consequences of the shelling of the capital.

SES spokeswoman Svitlana Vodolaga said that one of the two hits hit the facility and one hit the residential sector nearby.

The body of the man who died as a result of the shelling was found on Friday morning, Radio Svoboda producer Vira Gyrych said.

Caption to the photo,

Vera Girich

“Vira Gyrych started working for Radio Svoboda’s Kyiv bureau on February 1, 2018. Prior to that, she worked for leading Ukrainian TV channels. Radio Svoboda’s editorial office expresses its condolences to Vira Gyrych’s family and will remember her as a bright and kind person, a true professional,” she said . Radio Liberty “.

On Friday morning, road workers began cleaning near the damaged house.

“High-precision strikes”

In its morning report, the Russian Defense Ministry admitted that it had struck Kyiv the day before, as well as several other Ukrainian cities.

“The Air Force destroyed the production buildings of the Artem rocket and space industry enterprise in Kyiv with high-precision long-range weapons,” the Russian agency said.

The Russian Defense Ministry did not mention that a Russian missile hit an apartment building in Kyiv and partially destroyed its lower floors, killing at least one person and injuring ten.

Five rockets were fired

Adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs Anton Gerashchenko said on Thursday evening that one missile had been shot down. According to him, they were launched from the Crimea.

In an address Thursday night, President Volodymyr Zelensky said that a total of five rockets had been fired in Kyiv, and stressed that this happened when the UN Secretary General was in the capital:

“And today, immediately after our talks in Kyiv, Russian missiles flew into the city. Five missiles. And this says a lot about Russia’s true attitude to global institutions. About the Russian leadership’s efforts to humiliate the UN and everything that the organization represents.”

“Russia’s missile strikes on Ukraine – in Kyiv, Fastiv, Odesa, Khmelnytsky and other cities – prove once again that we cannot relax yet. We cannot think that the war is over. We still have to fight,” he said. on Thursday.

“Russia hit Kyiv with cruise missiles during the visit of the UN Secretary General and the Bulgarian Prime Minister. With this heinous act of barbarism, Russia once again demonstrates its attitude to Ukraine, Europe and the world,” said Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

In total, since the beginning of the war, the Russians have launched 1,900 missile strikes on Ukraine, said Mikhail Podoliak, an adviser to the president’s office.

“1,900 barbaric strikes on civilian targets with the sole purpose of killing Ukrainians. This is the massacre with cruise missiles – and is the essence of the ‘Russian world’. Today Ukraine, tomorrow Europe, the day after tomorrow – the world,” Podoliak wrote on Twitter.

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