Children injured in a strike towards Mykolaiv, the headquarters of the Russian fleet targeted in Crimea… Update on the situation in Ukraine this Saturday, August 20

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Several Ukrainians were hit this Saturday in a Russian bombardment on a building and houses in the city of Voznesensk, in the south of the country. In Crimea, the HQ of the Russian fleet was targeted by a drone. Find the latest information on the war in Ukraine on the 178th day of the Russian invasion.

Four children and five wounded killed near Mykolaiv. Aged from 3 to 17 years old, “The children are all in serious condition”, wrote Vitaly Kim on Telegram, according to which a girl, in particular, lost an eye in this attack. A Russian strike hit a residential building and several houses in Voznesensk, which has around 30,000 inhabitants, on Saturday, the state emergency service said on Facebook, posting images of a gutted building. A total of nine people were injured, four children and five adults.

Voznesensk is about twenty kilometers as the crow flies from the Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Privdennoukrainsk and some 70 kilometers from Mykolaiv. The Mykolaiv region, which regularly suffers heavy Russian bombardments, is close to that of Kherson, almost entirely occupied by Russian troops since Moscow launched its attack on Ukraine at the end of February.

The headquarters of the Russian fleet targeted in Crimea. On social networks, the images showed this Saturday morning a thick plume of smoke stretching from a building, on the shores of the Black Sea, in Sevastopol. A drone attack targeted the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet on Saturday, said the governor of this city on the annexed Crimean peninsula, Mikhail Razvojayev. “The drone was shot down just above the fleet headquarters, it fell on the roof and caught fire”, wrote Razvojayev on Telegram. The Incident “did not do serious damage”, or injured, he said, blaming the attack on the Ukrainian forces. According to the Russian news agency Interfax, the drone had flown over earlier in the morning, around 8 a.m., the HQ of the Russian fleet.

Four Russian missiles shot down near Dnipro. The Ukrainian army also indicated in the morning on Telegram that it had shot down four Russian Kalibr-type cruise missiles near the city of Dnipro (center-east) launched from the Black Sea, using a defense system anti-aircraft S-300.

In Melitopol, the Ukrainian army bombards a Russian base. The exiled mayor of Melitopol, a city in the Kherson region occupied by the Russians, Ivan Fedorov, for his part said in the morning on Telegram that the Ukrainians had bombed a Russian military base in this occupied city.

In the east, fighting continues. The Ukrainian army has reported attempted Russian offensives, particularly in the Donetsk region, near the towns of Bakhmout, Zaïtsevé and Kodema. “The fighting continues”said in the morning the staff of the Ukrainian armed forces in a press release.

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