Russian missile strike injures nine, including children, at Dnipro educational institution


The Russian military fired a missile at Dnipro, regional governor Serhiy Lysak reported on Telegram on April 2.

A Kh-59 guided missile was shot down over the city of Dnipro by a unit of Air Command "East", the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported.

The number of confirmed casualties of the Russian attack stands at nine, said Lysak.

"According to the updated data, four children were wounded: from 14 to 17 years old," he said.

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“All of them are being provided with medical aid. Five adults are also among the injured.”

A man and a woman among the injured were hospitalized. Their condition is assessed as moderate.

Lysak called on Ukrainians not to help the enemy and not to post photos and videos of the consequences of Russian strikes.

One of the educational institutions in Dnipro was damaged as a result of the missile attack.

"Fortunately, at the time of the attack, all the children were in a shelter. This saved the health and possibly the lives of the boys and girls," he added.

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The head of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council, Mykola Lukashchuk, said on social media that, according to his data, there were no serious injuries among the victims.

"The enemy launched a missile attack on Dnipro," he wrote.

“There are casualties in the city, we know about five people. Their injuries are not serious. Medics and other services are working.”

The explosions in the city were reported by public broadcaster Suspilne at about 4:40 p.m.

The Air Force warned earlier of Russian guided missiles flying in the direction of Dnipro.

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