A missile strike kills one civilian and destroys a strategic bridge connecting western Ukraine with eastern battlefields in Cherkasy Oblast.
On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War that began in 2014. The invasion caused Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II, with more than eight million Ukrainians fleeing the country.
Russian missiles hit near the central Ukrainian city of Cherkasy on Sunday. One person died and destroyed a bridge that helps connecting western regions with eastern battle zones. According to a Ukrainian air force spokesperson, between four and six long-range missiles were fired on Sunday(26th June) from Russian bombers. Kyiv’s deputy mayor confirmed one person was killed and at least six wounded and said the missile struck near the site of a similar attack in late April. Russian missile also struck residential buildings and a kindergarten. A seven year old girl and a Russian woman have also injured.