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Tragic missile attack in Chernihiv: seven dead, dozens injured

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A missile attack in Chernihiv, Ukraine, has left at least seven people dead, including a six-year-old boy, and injured dozens. The tragic incident unfolded when a Russian missile hit a theater in the city, sparking widespread shock and condemnation.

The Ukrainian Interior Ministry reported that among the injured, 15 were children. This event took place during an Orthodox Christian holiday celebration in a local church, heightening the sense of grief.

The missile attack also caused damage to other structures, including a main square and a university building. The United Nations quickly denounced the attack, calling it “heinous” and stressing that attacks on civilians or civilian infrastructure are strictly prohibited under international humanitarian law.

Chernihiv, located about 50 kilometers from the Belarusian border, had experienced the ravages of the ongoing conflict, with the Russian invasion affecting the city. The missile attack specifically targeted the theater, where a meeting of drone manufacturers was being held. The acting mayor of the city noted that the intention behind the attack appeared to be the military event organized inside the theater.

This tragedy has stirred strong emotions in the community, as well as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who has lamented how an ordinary Saturday turned into a day of deep pain and loss. The UN condemnation was explicit, highlighting the inhumanity of attacking a populated area on a religious day.

As Chernihiv grapples with the aftermath, a sense of solidarity and grief has united the city.

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