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Death toll after morning attacks on Kyiv rises to three, including pregnant woman


On 17 October, at least one person was killed when a Russian rocket hit a residential building in the Shevchenkivskyi District in Kyiv.

Source:  Vitalii Klychko, the Mayor of Kyiv; the city’s Prosecutor’s Office; Svitlana Vodolaha, spokeswoman for the State Emergency Service of Ukraine; an Ukrainska Pravda reporter; Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine; Ihor Klymenko, Chief of the National Police of Ukraine 

Update: The President’s Office stated that, as of 12:44, the death toll as a result of the kamikaze drone attack on a residential building has increased to 3; another 19 people have been rescued.

Ihor Klymenko, Chief of the National Police of Ukraine, has confirmed that three people were killed, including a 59-year-old woman and two young people under thirty. Three more people have been hospitalised with injuries of various degrees.

At 13.44 Klychko reported that a young couple, a man and his wife who were expecting a child were among the three killed civilians. The woman was 6 months pregnant. 

According to the Kyiv City Prosecutor’s Office, the killed couple were both born in 1988. 

Besides, Ukrainska Pravda also informed that a woman who was inside a taxi car was injured by the blast wave. She was hospitalised with an acoustic trauma. 

Details: Earlier, at 11:32, Mayor Vitalii Klychko reported that the body of a woman was recovered from under the rubble of a building in Shevchenkivskyi district, and another person remains trapped under the rubble.

Search and rescue operations continue.

Later, the spokeswoman reported that another body has been found, the cause of death has not yet been established.

According to the State Emergency Service, a total of 19 of the building’s residents were rescued. Another woman was saved. 

Rescue operations are ongoing. Information on casualties and victims is being clarified.

According to Klychko, 28 drones flew in the direction of Kyiv in the morning, most of the “flying terrorists” were shot down, however, 5 explosions were heard in Kyiv (4 hits were reported earlier).

One of the explosions occurred at an infrastructure facility, the other at a residential building, as a result of which part of the building from the 2nd to the 4th floor collapsed in the latter.

Under the procedural leadership of the Kyiv Prosecutor’s Office, due to the attack on the capital’s infrastructure, a criminal proceeding was initiated for violation of the laws and customs of war (Part 2 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

According to the investigation, on 17 October, Russian Armed Forces attacked residential and civilian infrastructure in the centre of Kyiv, using kamikaze drones. An explosion occurred as a residential building in Shevchenkivskyi district was hit.

Roadway traffic in several streets in the downtown capital has been shut due to the Russian attack.

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