We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

President Zelenskyy during a recent ceremony with members of Ukraine's air force. Alamy Stock Photo
western ukraine

Russian missile strike kills 8-year-old boy, Kyiv prosecutors say

The Ukrainian air force said that four Kinzhal hypersonic missiles were used by Russia in the attack.

A RUSSIAN MISSILE strike targeting civilian infrastructure in the western Ukraine region of Ivano-Frankivsk killed one boy, prosecutors said today.

Attacks of this nature are infrequent in the western region.

“The missiles hit territory near a private house in the Kolomyia district, where a family with three children lived. An 8-year-old boy died as a result of the shelling. Information about other victims are currently being verified,” the prosecutors added in a statement.

Ukraine’s air force has said that Russian forces fired four Kinzhal hypersonic missiles at an airfield in western Ukraine, with one of the missiles hitting a residential area. 

“One Kh-47 missile was destroyed within the Kyiv region. The rest hit near the airfield. Civilian facilities and infrastructure were hit, and one of the missiles hit a residential area,” the air force said in a statement.