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Strike on Poltava district: kindergarten, school and clinic damaged, there are children among the victims

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More than 20 people, including three children, were injured due to a rocket attack by Russian occupiers on the Poltava district. Both residential buildings and social infrastructure facilities, including a kindergarten, school, and clinic, were damaged.

This was reported on Hromadske Radio by the editor-in-chief of Poltava Opinion, Diana Strashko.

She confirmed the information about 22 people injured as a result of the rocket attack on the Poltava district on the afternoon of June 17. Among the injured are three children; eight people were hospitalized, including one child. One victim is in intensive care.

«After the impact, a fire broke out over an area of 100 square meters. The strike mostly hit garages, but 12 residential apartment buildings, including dormitories, as well as humanitarian infrastructure, such as a kindergarten, school, and clinic, were also damaged. The head of the town, Yekaterina Yashchikova, said that after the air raid alert was announced, the children immediately went down to the shelters in both the kindergarten and the school camp», — said Diana Strashko.

According to her, more than 500 people have already registered to receive certificates for further assistance from the state and the city.

Consequences of the Russian attack on the Poltava district / Photo: DSNS

«The Russian strike also damaged the power grid, leaving 53,000 household consumers and more than 2,000 legal entities without electricity until nightfall. After midnight, the head of the Poltava regional power administration announced that power supply had been restored», — the journalist said.

She specified that one wing of the kindergarten was damaged. The other wing of the building is functioning, and all children are accommodated there.

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