kyiv: Nine people were killed and nine injured in a Russian military strike on a TV tower near the western Ukrainian town of Rivne on Monday, local authorities said.

“At 4:00 p.m. GMT, we can declare that there are 9 dead and 9 injured,” Vitali Kobal, the head of the local administration, told the press, adding that “two missiles” had hit the television tower in the village. of Antopil, 15 kilometers east of Rivne, and an administrative building located next door.

“At the moment, the rescue operations are still ongoing and will continue until the debris in the buildings is completely cleared,” he added.
According to Mr. Kobal, access to television was already restored at the end of the day in the northern part of the Rivne region, via the cable network.