Ukraine: Four dead and 20 injured by Russian shelling in Kharkiv

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Four people were killed and 20 wounded this morning by Russian strikes in Kharkiv and another nearby city in northeastern Ukraine, Ukrainian regional authorities said, a day after other strikes killed seven people.

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“Around 04:30 local time (and Greek time), the enemy fired eight rockets from the city of Belgorod (in Russia) towards Kharkiv,” Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleg Sinegubov said on the Telegram messaging app, noting that the rockets they affected many districts of the city.

“In the district of Slobidsky, one of the rockets hit an apartment building. This building was partially destroyed. According to the first data, two people were killed, 18 were injured, including two children,” he explained.

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Sinegubov added that a rocket attack also took place in the city of Krasnograd around 04:00 local time, about 80 kilometers south of Kharkiv, killing two people.

“Many residential buildings were destroyed, more than 10 buildings were damaged. Two civilians were killed, two were injured, including a 12-year-old child,” he also clarified.

The strikes come as UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky are expected to meet today in Lviv, western Ukraine.

Yesterday, Wednesday evening, 7 people, according to an updated count, were killed by Russian bombing in Kharkiv.

This city, Ukraine’s second largest, which is about 40 kilometers from the border with Russia, has been regularly pounded by the Russian military since the start of the Russian invasion of the country in late February. However, Moscow’s forces have never been able to understand it.

According to the authorities’ count, hundreds of civilians have been killed in the Kharkiv region since the war began.

Source: Capital

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