UPDATE: Death toll passes 20 and many people missing in Vinnytsia, Ukraine

BREAKING UPDATE: Russia airstrike kills child in Vinnytsia, Ukraine. Image: Twitter @armyinformcomua

FOLLOWING the devastating Russian airstrike that struck Ukraine’s Vinnytsia on Thursday, July 14, the death toll has continued to rise.

UPDATE 3.52 pm (July 14) – According to Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the President’s Office, the number of people killed in the Russian attack in Vinnytsia increased to 21.

Reports also suggest that 52 people are seriously injured and a total of 115 people have received medical treatment. Worryingly, 46 people are still considered missing, according to Tymoshenko.

Horrific photos circulating on social media show dead children and their parents. While videos show soldiers in tears and the distressing sights.


UPDATE 11.45 am (July 14) – More deaths have been reported following a Russian airstrike on Ukraine’s Vinnytsia on Thursday, July 14.

According to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, the death toll as a result of the shelling of Vinnytsia has increased to 12, while 25 people have been injured.

Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba, said on Twitter: “While Accountability Conference in The Hague is underway led by @WBHoekstra, Russia commits another war crime.

“At least one child killed, among other victims of a missile strike on Vinnytsia. We will put Russian war criminals on trial for every drop of Ukrainian blood and tears.”

Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence wrote: “Three russian missiles hit a business centre in the city of Vinnytsia. Casualties among civilians are reported. Ukraine has already suffered almost 3,000 missile strikes. The supply of sufficient amount of the Western anti-missile systems is long overdue.”

“What is this, if not an open act of terrorism?” President Volodymyr Zelensky said.

“12 killed in #Vinnytsia, about 30 injured. The number of victims continues growing. Locals say #Russia fired missiles at a very crowded place in the city. Why? There was nothing like a military base or depot. There were just citizens who are dying right now,” wrote Katerina Sergatskova, editor-in-chief of Zaborona Media.

Correspondent for the Economist, Oliver Carroll, said that “of seven rockets, four were intercepted.”


UPDATE 11.11 am (July 14) – Further information from Vinnytsia, Ukraine suggest that a child has been killed in the Russian shelling of Ukraine’s Vinnytsia.

Oliver Carroll, a correspondent for the Economist, has shared footage showing the devastating aftermath of a Russian missile strike on Vinnytsia, Ukraine within the last hour on Thursday, July 14, in which two people died.

“2 dead, including 1 child, 6 injured in a strike on central Vinnitsya. Russian gloves are off (as if they were ever on),” he said.

Ukraine’s Army Inform confirmed the news.

As reported earlier, National Police from Vinnytsia said that two people has been killed and six had been wounded as a result of the shelling.


ORIGINAL 10.36 am (July 14) – Unconfirmed reports on Thursday, July 14 suggest that a maternity hospital has been bombed in Vinnytsia, Ukraine.

Russian missiles hit Vinnytsia, a city in central Ukraine on Thursday, July 14 at around 10.26 am, according to Serhiy Borzov, head of the Vinnytsia Interior Ministry. Casualties have been confirmed while unverified reports have suggested that a maternity hospital was hit.

“There was an explosion in Vinnytsia,” he wrote on Telegram.

“Four rockets over the region were shot down by air defence forces.”

The City Council said on Facebook: “Do not leave the shelters. Don’t spread photos and videos.”

According to the National Police, two people were killed and six have been wounded as a result of the shelling.

 

“Initial unconfirmed reports Russia carried out a missile strike on a maternity hospital in Vinnytsya, many casualties feared,” one person wrote on Twitter.

Euromaidan PR tweeted: “Vinnytsya. Local authority confirmed explosions in the city 🙏”

Early reports suggest that there have been a number of explosions in the west-central city of Ukraine and that a number of ambulances and police cars have been heard rushing around the city.

Reports also suggest that there is no power both indoors and outdoors in some areas while traffic lights stopped working.

Photos and videos have emerged from the scene of the bombing with some Twitter users suggesting that many people have been killed.

“Vinnytsya city centre. 4 missiles. Russia is killing innocent civilians EVERY DAY. The world has to admit this terrorism.”

One Twitter user revealed that the bomb site was close to where their parents went to get groceries..

“Vinnytsya hit by russian rocket very closely to the place where my parents went to the grocery market. Just middle of the city, very populated area. They are scared but safe. russia is a terrorist state.”

“Citizens have heard about 3-4 explosions right now in the Vinnytsia region… Vinnytsia city council confirms information about arrivals.”

The news comes hours after a school and a hotel were blown up in Mykolaiv, near the Black Sea in southern Ukraine.

According to reports, nine missiles from the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system were fired at the regional centre.


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