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10 Russian missiles hit “civilian targets” in Mykolaiv, Zelensky says

Mohammed Tawfeeq

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said 10 Russian missiles hit “civilian targets” in the southern city of Mykolaiv on Wednesday, killing at least five people.

The assault “proves for absolutely everyone in the world that the pressure on Russia is not enough,” Zelensky said in his nightly address.

“There were also strikes at Ochakiv, Dnipro, the Russian shelling of the Kharkiv region, Sumy region, Donbas.”

Zelensky also said the situation in Lysychansk, Avdiivka, and communities in the Bakhmut direction “remains extremely brutal, very difficult.”

“We are doing everything we can to provide our military with modern artillery systems to respond properly to the occupiers,” he said.

Some context:┬áMykolaiv mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych on Wednesday said there were “only 18 days” since the start of the invasion that the southern Ukrainian city was not fired upon with missiles or cluster shells.

More than 114 residents had died due to Russian attacks in that time, he said. It was not clear if that number included all casualties cited by Zelensky later that day.

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