ISLAMABAD, Mar 01 ( Alliance News): At least five people have been killed in a Russian airstrike on the main television tower in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, but the building has not been destroyed.
According to foreign media, an explosion was heard in the city after which clouds of smoke were seen rising from the building located in Babi Yar district and according to the emergency service five people were killed in this attack.
Ukrainian authorities have released a video showing corpses and vehicles destroyed in an airstrike.
The video was released at a time when the Russian military is attacking Kharkiv for the second day in a row.
Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said in a tweet that if the world remained silent after the bombing of Bobby Yar, then there is no point in saying that it will not happen again for 80 years, once again these barbarians are killing the victims of the Holocaust.
The tower is located near Bobby Yar Trench, where the Nazis killed more than 30,000 Jews during World War II. A memorial was erected at the site, which some Jews also visit.
Ukrainian officials have also accused Russia of damaging the monument.
Kyiv Mayor Vitaly Klitschko said the attack damaged the tower’s transformer substation, which provides electricity as well as some hardware.
The Interior Ministry said a backup system would be run to restore programming.
An hour after the attack, most Ukrainian channels resumed operations.
Earlier, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman said that our forces would target the technology infrastructure in Kyiv to prevent information attacks on Russia.
He spoke in support of the US Alliance for Democracy, but said that maintaining some independence was important for the United States.