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Many injured and a dead child: Details on Russia's Iskander strike on Kharkiv

Many injured and a dead child: Details on Russia's Iskander strike on Kharkiv On the morning of October 6, Russians launched Iskanders at the center of Kharkiv (Photo:

On the morning of October 6, the Russian army launched missile strikes with Iskander missiles on the center of Kharkiv. Residential buildings were targeted, and more than two dozen people were injured, including a child who died.

RBC-Ukraine has collected everything known about the morning strike in Kharkiv.
During the preparation of the material, sources such as the Kharkiv Regional Police, Minister of Internal Affairs Ihor Klymenko, Head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Oleh Synegubov, Mayor of Kharkiv Ihor Terekhov, spokesperson for the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office Dmytro Chubenko, Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office, and spokesperson for the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yurii Ihnat were used.

Where the Russians aimed

According to law enforcement and local authorities, the Russian missiles targeted the center of Kharkiv.

There were hits in the Kyivskyi and Osnovianskyi districts of Kharkiv. Two apartment buildings were damaged, and a three-story residential building was destroyed.

A fire covering an area of ​​50 square meters broke out due to the strike, and firefighters extinguished the fire.

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov noted that the enemy's strikes exclusively hit civilian infrastructure in the city.

What is known about the number of injured and casualties (data is being updated):

According to the mayor and the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, 16 people were affected by the missile strike, including an 11-month-old child. It is also known about the death of a 10-year-old boy whose body was retrieved from the rubble.

Meanwhile, the prosecutor's office reports 13 injured. In particular, in the Kyivskyi district, six peaceful residents were injured: three women and three men.

In the Osnovianskyi district, seven were injured, including an 11-month-old boy. Rescuers retrieved the body of his deceased 10-year-old brother from the rubble.

Updated at 09:24. The number of injured has increased to 23. Reported by the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office.

Updated at 10:05. Prosecutors report 25 injured. The State Emergency Service reports 21 (of which ten are hospitalized).

Updated at 11:01. The President's Office reports 27 injured.

Updated 12:26. The Ministry of Internal Affairs reports 28 injured, while the city authorities mention 26. Meanwhile, the number of casualties has increased. A woman born in 1955 has died. She is the grandmother of the deceased boy and the 11-month-old injured child.

Updated 14:00. The number of casualties has reached 30.

In particular, the Kharkiv Regional State Administration reported on the condition of the victims, including 20 men and 9 women aged 18 to 85 years old. An 11-month-old boy, the brother of the deceased child, was also injured.

The condition of most of the wounded, including children, is average. Several "light" patients received assistance on the spot.

Most people have explosive injuries, shrapnel wounds to the hands, legs, face, and hematomas. Two of the injured show acute stress reactions.

As a result of a missile strike in the morning on the central part of the city of Kharkiv, two people died: a 10-year-old boy and a 67-year-old woman.

The alarm sounded after the explosions. The Russians were firing ballistic missiles

The citizens of Kharkiv woke up to explosions and sirens simultaneously. The mayor explains that these are Iskanders, arriving quickly, leaving little time to react.

"The air alarm sounded as soon as the explosions began. But the distance was very short. We must understand that the Iskander arrives very quickly," said Terekhov in a telethon.

The spokesperson for the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Yurii Ihnat, called on people to wait for experts' conclusions to determine what the Russians were firing accurately. But preliminarily, it concerns Iskander-M.

"Preliminarily, let's say that the missiles followed a ballistic trajectory. This could be the type of armament that, unfortunately, cannot be detected promptly... I emphasize that sometimes, the enemy manages to do it covertly. And then the alarm comes with the explosions. There's nothing you can do. Just like reactive artillery, it also flies in seconds," explained Ihnat.

Photos and videos of the aftermath

Initially, the Minister of Internal Affairs, Ihor Klymenko, published photos of the missile strike's aftermath.

Photo: Kharkiv city center after the October 6 attacks (

The footage was also shared by the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office.

Photo: Kharkiv's apartment buildings damaged by shelling (

The media also published a video of the aftermath. The missile strike was so powerful that windows in the apartments of people in nearby buildings flew out.

Foreign journalists came under fire during the morning shelling of Kharkiv

A filming crew from the Portuguese channel RTP was affected. The journalists are unharmed, but their vehicle was destroyed, reported the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine (NUJU).

The RTP journalists planned to travel to the front line in Donetsk, and on their way from Kyiv, the group stopped in Kharkiv at a hotel. The journalists were also planning to visit the village of Hroza, where over fifty locals were killed yesterday.

NUJU notes that the shelling of hotels and catering establishments used by journalists on assignment (hotels in Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia, a pizzeria in Kramatorsk) is a deliberate tactic by occupiers aimed at intimidating journalists and representatives of the civilian sector.

Zelenskyy's reaction

Zelenskyy has already responded to the Russian terror. He also shared footage from the center of Kharkiv.

"Kharkiv, a Russian strike this morning. A child killed - a boy. He was ten years old... My condolences to the family and loved ones! Over 20 people were injured. All the wounded are receiving the necessary assistance. The rescue operation is ongoing. Grateful to everyone who helps our people," wrote Zelenskyy.

In the city there is a power outage

Due to the morning rocket strike on the center of Kharkiv, power transmission lines have been damaged.

Currently, 33 legal entities and 127 individual consumers are temporarily without electricity, according to the government press service.

Strike on a village in the Kharkiv region

The Kharkiv region is once again suffering from the shelling by occupiers. In particular, Ukrainians had barely recovered from the Russian strike on the village of Hroza, which appeared most massive in terms of regional casualties since the start of the full-scale war.

As of this morning, there are reports of 52 casualties due to the Iskander strike on a store and cafe where a funeral for a deceased soldier occurred. Thus, approximately 15% of the population of the settlement perished.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs does not rule out that a local resident may have carried out the strike, as the rocket hit a small building precisely. The Security Service of Ukraine and the police will investigate this version.

All the information about the tragedy in Hroza - in the material by RBC-Ukraine.