Russian missiles blamed for three deaths

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Three people are dead after Russian shelling of the city of Mykolaiv, Ukraine.
Camera IconThree people are dead after Russian shelling of the city of Mykolaiv, Ukraine. Credit: AP

At least three people have been killed and five wounded by a Russian missile strike on a residential building in Ukraine's southern city of Mykolaiv, say local authorities who have launched a rescue effort for survivors.

Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych said eight missiles had hit the city, and urged residents to evacuate. He said the building appeared to have been hit by a Russian X-55 cruise missile.

Photographs from the scene showed smoke billowing from a four-storey building with its upper floor partly destroyed.

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