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More than 30 civilians fell victim to air strikes by the Russia on Chernihiv; rescue operations were stopped due to shelling

The occupiers struck a residential area, two schools, private houses and the theatre building which had survived the Second World War.

As of 18:20 on 3 March, the bodies of 33 dead and 18 injured were removed from the rubble following air strikes in Chernihiv.

Rescue operations have been suspended due to shelling, said Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs.

Earlier it was reported that the number of victims of Russian air strikes in Chernihiv had exceeded two dozen. As of 3:30 p.m., the bodies of 22 people had been removed from the rubble. “Rescue work is underway,” the Chernihiv Regional State Administration reported, citing data from the State Emergency Service (SES).

The SES also reported that Russian aircraft had also attacked two schools in the Staraya Podusivka area and private houses. Information on the number of dead and casualties is still being verified. 

It was reported that around noon on Thursday, 3 March Russia hit a residential area in the center of Chernihiv. Many apartment buildings were damaged, windows, roofs, balconies were broken and walls and ceilings were destroyed in places.

The regional state administration stressed that there were no military facilities nearby. There were only hospitals, several schools, kindergartens and dozens of blocks of flats in the vicinity.

Update 19:07. The Patrol Police added that Putin's missile hit the building of a theater that had survived World War II and had given shelter to our grandfathers during the fight. Judging by the photos published by the agency, Chernihiv's Epicenter had also burned down.

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