Amid Russia’s warning that it would launch ‘high-precision’ strikes on the Ukrainian capital, its forces fired at the main television tower in Kyiv and the city’s main Holocaust memorial on day 6th of the war between both the countries. Ukrainian officials have confirmed the news. At least five people have lost their lives and five injured in this attack.
After the deadly bombing, the Ukrainian channels went off air. According to local media, there were several explosions and shortly after the incident Ukrainian TV channels stopped broadcasting. The missile strike was aimed at the main television tower, located a couple of miles from central Kyiv, the Ukrainian emergencies service said.
Later, the head of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office, Andriy Yermak, said on Facebook that a “powerful missile attack on the territory where the (Babi) Yar memorial complex is located” was under way.
“To the world: what is the point of saying ‘never again’ for 80 years, if the world stays silent when a bomb drops on the same site of Babi Yar,” Zelenskyy wrote in a tweet.
Rockets also struck a maternity clinic in Ukraine on Tuesday, as the country’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russia was indiscriminately attacking Ukrainian citizens and historical landmarks.
A missile hit a private maternity clinic near the capital Kyiv on Tuesday, leaving the clinic damaged but still standing, according to the Adonis maternity clinic chief Vitaliy Gyrin’s Facebook post. Separately, a military strike tore through two apartment blocks in a town west of Kyiv.
(With inputs from agencies)