At least 20 people were killed in a Russian attack in the Kiev region

At least twenty people, including three children, were killed and 25 others injured in multiple missile attacks by Russian forces against the city of Vinnytsia, southwest of Kiev, on Thursday.

The first provisional count indicated 12 deaths.

According to Kyrillo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of State of Ukraine, the attacks took place this morning as already indicated by elements of the national police and emergency and relief services.

“At this point, twenty people died in the missile attack on the city, including three children. Ninety people sought medical help”, said the same official, with 25 injuries officially recorded so far.

Tymoshenko added that Russian forces hit the center of Vinnytsia with submarine-launched Kalibr missiles in the Black Sea.

Initial reports indicated that three missiles hit an office building and hit residential areas and government premises.

A fire caused by the impact of the missiles also spread to the parking lot where there were about 50 cars.

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Vynnytsia is a city of about 300,000 people.

Earlier, Ukraine’s president said Russia was committing “terrorist acts” by attacking civilian and non-military points such as Vynnytsia.

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