Russians injured 22 civilians in a missile attack on the City of Poltava

Дата: 17 June 2024
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The Poltava Oblast Prosecutor’s Office reported that Russian Armed Forces injured twenty-two people, including six children, in a missile attack on the City of Poltava on June 17, 2024.


According to early reports, Russians struck the civilian infrastructure with a Kh-59 cruise missile, injuring civilians. The Poltava Oblast Prosecutor’s Office reported that 22 people required medical attention and that residential buildings, a kindergarten, power lines and garages were damaged.

Filip Pronin, the Head of the Poltava Oblast Military Administration, wrote on Telegram that the Russian attack damaged power lines in the Poltava district, leaving 53,000 residential and 2,400 commercial customers without electricity.

“Emergency crews are already working to deal with the aftermath and resume the power supply as soon as possible. Keep calm. The situation is under control,” Pronin said.

The Poltava Oblast Military Administration claimed that a civilian who was injured in a Russian attack on Poltava Oblast last week died of his injuries in hospital on June 17.

The Ministry of Health of Ukraine reported on Facebook that the ambulance crew came under fire when they arrived on a call to give aid to a 17-year-old girl in Kharkiv Oblast. A pregnant woman, a child and a man were injured in that attack.


“Despite the significant damage to the ambulance car, the medics were able to evacuate the people affected by the attack, and they are now being provided with all the necessary assistance,” goes on in the statement.

In addition, Russians attacked the City of Kherson with mortars on the evening of June 17, killing a civilian. 

According to Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of the Kherson Oblast Military Administration, the body of an unknown man was found in a park.

Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in an interview with the Italian Sky TG24 TV channel, claimed that Russia uses 3,200-3,500 guided aerial bombs per month. 

“GABs are used exclusively against civilians and civilian infrastructure to make people afraid and run away from one or another city or one or another hromada, so that Russia can occupy these villages and cities. This is the main goal. Hitler did the same thing – carpet bombing. It’s done with the same approach and the same methodology,” the president said.

By way of background, from February 24, 2022, to May 2024, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights recorded 32,989 civilian casualties in Ukraine: 11,126 killed and 21,863 injured. The UN emphasises that the actual losses are much higher.

As for now, it is impossible to determine the exact number of casualties, as Ukrainian law enforcement agencies and the representatives of the ICC have no access to the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Andrii Kostin, has stated that members of law enforcement agencies have documented almost 130,000 Russian war crimes against Ukraine, which means that on average, Russia is committing a war crime every 10 minutes.

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