- A video captured the largest attack on the city of Mykolaiv since the start of the war.
- The Mykolaiv Regional State Administration building houses the governor’s office.
- The governor said he believes the Russians waited until people had arrived for work on Tuesday morning to attack it.
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Seven people were killed and 22 injured on Tuesday when a Russian missile struck a Ukrainian administration building in Mykolaiv.
On Telegram, Mykolaiv’s Governor Vitaliy Kim posted striking video of the Russian cruise missiles seconds before it blasted a hole into the building in the largest attack on the city since the start of the war.
In a video posted on Telegram, Kim said Russia is choosing to destroy the city because they know they cannot capture it. The Mykolaiv Regional State Administration building houses Kim’s office.
A woman living across the street from the administration building told BBC News that Kim’s office was targeted because “he gives confidence and strength” to his people and “infurates Putin and his followers the fact that he doesn’t give up and doesn’t let them go further to Odessa.”
In his Telegram video, Kim said he believes the Russians waited until people had arrived for work on Tuesday morning and he was lucky to have overslept.
Mykolaiv is in the southern part of Ukraine near the Black Sea and northwest of Crimea — the area seized by Russia in 2014. Since the start of the war, Ukrainian forces have been blocking the Russian’s attempts to seize the city and advance along the Black Sea coast.
In a video address to the Danish Parlaiment, Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy condemned the attack saying “there were no military targets in Mykolaiv, the people of Mykolaiv posed no threat to Russia.”
On Telegram, Ukrainian emergency services said the blast destroyed nine floors of the building and search and rescue missions are still ongoing.
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