Potentially one of the largest losses of ukrainian military life in this war so far that we know of. And what we do know is still relatively slight. Hearing from ukrainian officials that certainly 20 possibly 30 or 40 soldiers’ lives may have been lost in this startlingly devastating explosion at two separate military buildings quite close to the center city, center of mykolaiv.
The southern city that sits on the black sea has been a frequent target of russian attacks.
It is a key strategic target for russia’s land forces in any move to capture ukraine’s third largest city, odesa.