Twelve people were injured and homes destroyed after the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv came under heavy fire Monday night, according to Ukrainian officials.
"The enemy shelled the city massively at night," said Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the President's office, on Telegram.
"The Russians direct their missiles at residential areas, shopping centers, recreation centers, and apartment buildings," Tymoshenko said.
Oleksandr Sienkevych, the mayor of Mykolaiv, said two hospitals were damaged by shelling, but there had been no injuries.
The regional military administration said Russian forces continued their fire against communities around Mykolaiv, but had caused no casualties.
Villages along the border between Mykolaiv and Kherson have become the front lines as Ukrainian forces try to penetrate Russian defenses in the region.
The first lady of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, said Tuesday that Russia has “children's blood on [their] hands” following the Mykolaiv shelling.
She further stated that “a hospital and school were destroyed” while “private houses were damaged.”