LAST UPDATE: 23:13
At least six people were killed and 16 others were injured in Russian shelling in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, regional governor Oleh Sinegubov said.
Since the attack in the Saltivka district, a fire broke out in an apartment building.
“This is an insidious and cynical attack on civilians, which has absolutely no justification and demonstrates the weakness of the attackers,” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a Telegram post, adding: “We cannot forgive, we will take revenge!”
Kharkiv, in northeastern Ukraine, which is about 40 kilometers from the Russian border, has been pounded frequently by the Russian military since the invasion began on February 24, but Moscow’s forces have not been able to capture the city.
Hundreds of civilians have been killed in the wider region since the start of the war, according to Ukrainian authorities.
At present, the Russian military has focused its operations on eastern and southern Ukraine.