Strike Damages Hospital, Schools in Ukraine's Sumy Region, Officials Say

Officials in Ukraine’s Sumy Oblast said a Russian rocket strike left eight people injured and caused damage to a hospital, homes, and a kindergarten in the town of Velyka Pysarivka, close to the Russian border, on Friday morning, September 9.

Dmytro Zhivytsky, the head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration, said the strike hit the therapeutic department of a hospital at around 9 am, completely destroying its roof and causing damage to windows and walls.

A school, kindergarten, and two private houses next to the hospital were also damaged, he said.

In the kindergarten building, more than 30 windows were shattered by the blast, Zhivytsky added. No children were in the building at the time, he said.

Four other communities in Sumy Oblast were targeted by Russian strikes the same day, reports said. Credit: Sumy Oblast Council via Storyful