Nineteen people died while nine were injured in an attack by Russian forces on a TV tower, Rivne Oblast Governor Vitalii Koval said.
“There might be more victims, as the rescuers are still working at the scene. The strike happened on March 14 in Rivne, a regional capital in northwestern Ukraine,” he said.
Rivne is located around 200 kilometres northeast of Lviv, a city near Poland’s border, which has become the exit point for many Ukrainians fleeing the country.
Meanwhile, reports have stated that the invading Russian forces began shooting at civilians who were evacuating in the Ukrainian city of Hostomel on Tuesday, March 15. One woman has been killed and two men are injured.