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Russia attacks Kharkiv and region with guided bombs: Casualties reported, including children

Russia attacks Kharkiv and region with guided bombs: Casualties reported, including children Illustrative photo: Russia shelled the Kharkiv region on June 26 ( Kruk)

On the afternoon of Wednesday, June 26, the Russian Federation once again launched attacks on the city of Kharkiv and nearby settlements, according to the Telegram channels of the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, and the head of the Derhachi Military Administration, Vyacheslav Zadorenko.

According to Syniehubov, the Russian army attacked Kharkiv and the surrounding area.

Later, Zadorenko specified that an airstrike was carried out on the Derhachi community. According to him, the Russian forces struck the residential sector.

As of 3:55 p.m., there are 5 victims of the attacks – an elderly man and woman received shrapnel wounds, and two children and one woman are experiencing acute stress reactions.

Updated at 4:05 p.m. – the number of victims from the attack has increased to 7 people.

Other information is being clarified.

According to Syniehubov, as of 4:20 p.m., there are already 9 wounded.

What Prosecutor's Office says

The Prosecutor's Office clarified that eight people, including three children, were injured in the air strike. Four were hospitalized with explosive injuries. Another four, including three children, suffered sharp stress reaction. Medical aid was provided on the spot.

The strike took place around 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26. Private houses were damaged, and a fire started in an outbuilding on an area of 20 square meters.

Situation in the Kharkiv region

Since early May 2024, there have been ongoing hostilities in the Kharkiv region, and the city itself has been subjected to large-scale attacks.

In particular, Syniehubov previously stated that the Russians are using Kharkiv as a testing ground for modified munitions.

Recently, Russia has once again launched massive shelling on Kharkiv, using four KABs (guided aerial bombs). For more details on what these bombs are and how Russia uses them, read the material by RBC-Ukraine.