By Matthew Roscoe • 02 March 2022 • 18:25
BREAKING NEWS – Ukraine’s historic city of Korosten, in the Zhytomyr region, is currently under siege, according to reports, with videos showing a TV tower and checkpoint being wiped out on Wednesday, March 2.
A Russian airstrike killed two people and injured wounded five others when they hit a checkpoint in Korosten, according to the official Twitter account of the unicameral parliament of Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada.
The report was reiterated by an official Korosten information page on Facebook, which said: “There was an air attack on the checkpoint, there are wounded,” the statement read.
It was later clarified that two people were killed and five were injured in the attack.
Korosten Mayor Volodymyr Moskalenko told Zhytomyr.info that military personnel and a civilian woman had died.
“There was an air attack at a large checkpoint that passes in 5 directions. Two people were killed and five were injured. There are military, police and terrorist defence on guard. One military member and a civilian woman, a passenger of a passing car, were killed,” Volodymyr Moskalenko said.
Korosten City Council has since reported that four people died in the attack, which has been confirmed by Korosten’s Deputy Mayor Natalya Chizhevskaya.
“We are in touch with the chief doctor of the Korosten hospital. He said four people had died. Now five more victims are fighting for the life of the hospital,” the official said.
Also in the large transport hub of Korosten, the local TV tower of Korosten-media was destroyed in the continued attacks.
According to the Deputy Mayor via newsreadonline.com, one of the Russian airstrikes destroyed the Korosten-media TV tower and broadcasting has now stopped in the city.
The official Korosten information page also stated: “The Korostenmedia transmission tower has failed. The news will be broadcast through the Official Facebook page.”
In an announcement on her Facebook page, Ms Chizhevskaya promised everyone involved in the “destruction of the TV tower would be held accountable under the laws of war.”
The news comes after hundreds of casualties were reported in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol after intense fighting continued in the area.
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