The southern region of Mykolaiv came under more intense shelling overnight, with Russian forces hitting several civilian buildings including a hospital trauma center, Ukrainian officials said.
The head of the Mykolaiv regional military administration, Vitalii Kim, said at least three people were injured but so far no fatalities had been reported.
"Currently, it is known that private houses and yards were damaged,” Kim said. “The trauma center of one of the hospitals was also destroyed, four buildings, a medical vehicle were damaged, and windows were broken.”
Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych also claimed Russian forces had targeted a medical facility.
“Tonight, Russian terrorists cynically fired at a number of civilian objects in Mykolaiv. Among them is our modern, brand-new trauma center,” Senkevych said. “The building is partially destroyed. Due to the blast wave, windows in the nearby medical units also blew out.”
No staff or patients were injured, he added.
The trauma center opened in 2019 and was one of the most modern in Ukraine, Senkevych said.
Some context: Russian shelling of the strategically important port of Mykolaiv has intensified since Friday in what Senkevych has described as the "strongest" attacks since the start of the war. Ukrainian grain tycoon Oleksiy Vadaturskyy and his wife, Raisa, were killed in a direct hit Sunday that reduced parts of their Mykolaiv mansion to debris. It remains unclear whether they were intentionally targeted.