While Ukraine was able to shoot down two high-speed ballistic missiles launched at the capital on Monday morning, March 25, debris from the missiles left a massive hole where a children’s gymnastics studio had been.

Arriving at Kyiv’s Pechersk district Monday afternoon, Kyiv Post saw the remnants of the studio, which had been part of a 3-floor mixed-use building on Boychuka St.

Children were not in the gymnastics studio when debris from the Russian missile hit the building – the latest attack in Russia’s ongoing full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

As Pavlo Petrov from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine told Kyiv Post, no one died but several were injured – among them two women and one 16-year-old.

Volodymyr, one of those with minor injuries, was among those who declined to go to the hospital. His friend, Victor, was there to help if needed. The two friends said that they had just arrived at their workplace across the street at the time of the missile attack.

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The strike caused damage to buildings nearby. Anna was at home with her mother directly opposite the gym. Their windows were blown out from the blast wave, leaving shattered glass, upended furniture, and dirt from potted plants strewn across their living room.  

Now city services are cleaning the streets of debris and helping people repair blown-out windows. The work will continue for several days.

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Misha
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If it was me I would nuke kyiv!! But Putin have a lot of patience

Jack Griffin
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@Misha, you orcs are bad losers. War criminal , looters. SLAVIA UKRAINE ! 💛💙

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Misha
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If it was for me now kyiv would not exist!!

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Dimitry Merdevedev
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Hit Moscow

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