Child killed in Russian missile strike on Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

The house damaged by a Russian missile strike on Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast on Aug. 11, 2023. (Prosecutor General's Office/Telegram)

Russian forces hit a private residence in Ukraine's western Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast on Aug. 11, killing an 8-year-old child, the Prosecutor General's Office reported.

A family with three children has lived in the house, the prosecutors wrote, adding that the data on other victims is being clarified.

A farm building was also damaged in the settlement located in the Kolomyia district.

According to the Air Force, Russia launched four Kh-47 Kinzhal ballistic missiles to attack Ukraine at around 10 a.m. local time.

The rockets entered Ukraine's airspace from the northern direction, heading southwest to a local airfield in Kolomyia, the Air Force wrote.

A missile was shot down over Kyiv Oblast while the rest of them hit near the airfield, including the residential area where the victims lived, the military added.

In Kyiv, missile debris fell in three locations in the Obolonskyi district, including a children's hospital territory, Mayor Vitali Klitschko reported. There were no casualties.

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, which borders Romania, is a rare subject of Russian attacks. The region lies hundreds of kilometers apart from the front lines.

Missile debris falls at children's hospital, damages house in Kyiv

During the Russian Aug. 11 attack, Mayor Vitali Klitschko reported that missile debris fell in three locations in Kyiv's Obolonskyi district, including a children's hospital territory.

The roof of a house was damaged on the capital's Bohatyrska Street, according to Klitschko.

A missile fragment was also found on the territory of a local dacha (country house) neighborhood, the mayor said on Telegram.

No casualties were reported.

According to Ukraine's Air Force, multiple explosions were heard in Kyiv early on Aug. 11 after Russia launched Kh-47M2 Kinzhal missiles at the region.

Explosions were also reported in Khmelnytskyi and Vinnytsia oblasts. Regional authorities haven't commented yet on the consequences of the attack.

The air raid alert was activated across Ukraine at about 9:50 a.m. when Russian MiG-31K jets took off from the Savasleyka airfield in the Nizhny Novgorod region.

The German government has not made any decisions on transferring Taurus missiles to Ukraine

The media outlet recalled Spiegel’s information, according to which the German government is considering possibly supplying the Ukrainian army with Taurus from the Bundeswehr stockpiles in the coming months.

The report states that the Ministry of Defence asked the manufacturer to incorporate into the cruise missile limitations for programming targets. The German government wants to prevent Ukrainian attacks on military facilities in Russia.

However, Bild claims neither Chancellor Scholz's office nor the Ministry of Defence "knows about the upcoming or has already decided in favor of the German cruise missile."

"Currently, no decision on this matter is being prepared," an unnamed high-ranking government official told the media. Despite pressure from all sides to decide on Taurus, "Nothing is moving currently", he added.

The spokeswoman for the Ministry of Defence also informed the media outlet that there had been no changes in the current situation regarding the transfer of the Taurus to Ukraine. "The political decision on the transfer has not been made," she said.