Russian attacks on Ukraine’s capital and eastern region of Sumy killed at least eight people on Monday, Oct. 17, Ukrainian officials said after dozens of drones were launched at Kyiv.
The emergency services said the overall toll in the capital rose to four in the wake of Russian attacks that badly damaged a residential building
“Four people died and three were taken to hospital,” it said. Two rescue workers were also wounded, it added.
Mayor Vitali Klitschko said a pregnant wife and her young husband were among the dead in Kyiv.
“A husband and wife who were expecting a child. The woman was six months pregnant,” he said on social media.
In the eastern region of Sumy, emergency services said four people were killed and several more wounded in strikes that the governor said targeted energy infrastructure.
The emergency services said an electrical substation was shelled, provoking a fire that damaged an administrative building.
“Four people died and three people were rescued from the rubble,” it said.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said Russian strikes hit energy facilities in Sumy and the central Dnipropetrovsk region.
The emergency services said Russian missile strikes on electrical facilities in the central region left one injured, but that power had since been restored.
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