Rubryka reports from the scene of Russian missile attack on Kyiv children's clinic: photo and video
Three civilians were killed, and 12 were injured due to falling fragments of Russian missiles shot down over Kyiv. The damage was recorded in the Ukrainian capital's Desnianskyi, Dniprovskyi, and Darnytskyi districts.
On the night of Thursday, June 1, Russian troops launched a missile attack on the Ukrainian capital. According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), all missiles were shot down. "Tonight, the enemy again used the missiles of the Iskander operational-tactical missile complex on the civil and critical infrastructure objects of the Kyiv region. Ten out of ten missiles were destroyed by the forces and means of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," the General Staff reported in the morning summary on June 1.
Damage was recorded in all left-bank districts of the capital. In the Desnianskyi district, an apartment building, a children's polyclinic, two schools, a kindergarten, and a police station were damaged by the blast wave. In the Dniprovskyi district, a residential building was engulfed in smoke, and windows were blown out. Debris also fell on the administrative building; there were damaged cars, and several vehicles burned. Falling debris was recorded in the yards of buildings, roadways, and green areas.
Three people who died in the Desnianskyi district of Kyiv on June 1 could not get to the bomb shelter in Polyclinic No. 3.
The management and staff of the medical facility are being questioned to identify the officials responsible for the shelter's operation and ensure free access to it during the announcement of the air alert.
Rubryka's photos of the destruction in the Desnianskyi district of Kyiv:
In the Russian missile attack on Kyiv, 19 people were injured, three died, and one person was in the hospital in the intensive care unit.
Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klychko said this in his comments to journalists at the site of the fall of the rocket fragments near the polyclinic.
"19 people were injured tonight," he said, clarifying that three people died, one of them a child, and seven more are in hospital, including one in the intensive care unit.
According to him, the buildings of a kindergarten, three schools, and many residential buildings were damaged. The mayor explained that the district administration's representatives would determine the level; after drawing up the relevant acts and assessments, the capital will ensure repairs and restoration.
"Now, there is a lot of information about the fact that the shelter was closed. The prosecutor's office, the SBU, and the National Police are investigating whether the shelter was closed. According to one piece of information, some people were in the shelter and were taken out. According to other information, the shelter was closed, and people could not get in. We will quickly conduct an investigation," the head of Kyiv assured.
He added that the explosion knocked out all the doors in the polyclinic, so it is currently impossible to quickly establish whether they were open for people. Kluchko also noted that the guard of the polyclinic was injured and is in the hospital.
At the same time, the mayor noted that the responsibility for the shelters lies with the heads of the institutions where they are located and the leaders of the districts, stressing that Kyiv had previously allocated UAH 10 million to arrange the shelters.
"I also gave the order to check all shelters located in Kyiv regarding rapid response and visits," the mayor said.
All district heads were instructed to check all shelters once again. The city authorities have agreed with the patrol police of Kyiv that the latter will help monitor the operation of shelters at night.
In the Darnytskyi district, the blast wave blew out the windows due to falling debris in one of the buildings of residential sector. The hot water pipeline was damaged, and debris fell on a non-residential building.
As a result of Russia's night attack in the Kyiv region, "no hits were recorded, no casualties," Ruslan Kravchenko, the head of the Kyiv Regional Military Administration, reported on Telegram.
On the morning of June 1, an air alert was again announced in Kyiv and the region.
Ukraine's Air Force: Russia intended to evade air defense in Kyiv attack with short-range Iskander missiles, inflicting swifter damage
У Києві з'ясовують, чому під час нічного обстрілу в поліклініці до укриття не було доступу
Photo by Mykola Tymchenko, Rubryka"