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Update: 11 injured in Russian attack on Cherkasy

by Dinara Khalilova and The Kyiv Independent news desk September 21, 2023 6:58 PM 1 min read
The aftermath of Russia's missile strike against Cherkasy, central Ukraine, on Sept. 21, 2023. (State Emergency Service/Telegram)
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As of 4:30 p.m. local time, 11 people are known to have been injured in Russia’s Sept. 21 missile attack against Cherkasy, the State Emergency Service reported.

The number of casualties may change as the rescue operation is ongoing.

In the early morning, Russia launched 43 missiles toward Ukraine in the attack, 36 of which were destroyed by Ukrainian defenses, according to the Air Force.

Across Ukraine, two people were killed, and around 30 were injured as a result of the strikes and falling debris.

Four missiles were destroyed over Cherkasy Oblast, regional governor Ihor Taburets said on Telegram. Missile debris fell on a local hotel, causing a fire, the official added.

According to emergency workers, a nearby market was also damaged in the strike.

Ukraine’s state energy operator, Ukrenergo, earlier reported that the morning wave of Russian attacks on Sept. 21 marked the first mass strike on energy infrastructure in six months.

Russia launches mass wave of missile attacks, 2 killed, 26 injured
Russia launched a mass wave of missile attacks on Ukraine early on the morning of Sept. 21, killing two people and injuring at least 26 others.Air raid alerts were activated at around 4 a.m. in many Ukrainian oblasts and in the city of Kyiv.
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