The city of Mykolaiv witnessed massive Russian air strikes yesterday, Saturday, a day after the killing of dozens of soldiers in a raid on the Ukrainian army barracks in the city in the south of the country.
“We cannot warn of air strikes because this cyclone (of bombing) hits before we can . The (warning) message and the attacks are happening simultaneously,” he said. social media District Governor Vitaly Kim.
While the governor did not provide details on the extent of the damage or the number of potential victims, according to “AFP”.
50 bodies recovered
In parallel, witnesses revealed different estimates of the death toll from the bombing of six missiles that targeted a military barracks in the north of this city on Friday.
And Vitaly Kim had announced, yesterday morning, Saturday, in a video clip posted on Facebook, that the Russians had carried out missile attacks on sleeping soldiers, indicating that the rescue operation was still in course.
For his part, Evgenich, a soldier of the site, claimed that in this barracks were attended by 200 young soldiers and “at least 50 bodies have been recovered” from the rubble. A colleague estimated the death toll could be as high as 100.
“We are continuing to count, but it is impossible to know due to the condition of the bodies,” a rescuer told AFP.
The last one before Odessa
Meanwhile, the media Ukrainians quoted Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Senkevich that the city, which had a population of around half a million before the war, was bombed from the nearby Russian-controlled Kherson region.
Interestingly, Mykolaiv is a strategic city because it is the last one out of the control of the Russians before the city of Odessa on the Black Sea coast, especially since the Russian army recently took control of the strategic Mariupol on the Sea of Azf. .
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