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Russia attacks residential area of Kharkiv with missiles

Russia attacks residential area of Kharkiv with missiles Photo: Russian strike on one of Kharkiv's residential districts after on March 26 (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

In Kharkiv, a Russian strike was recorded in one of the residential districts after the explosion. It sounded before the air alert was announced in the region, according to Kharkiv mayor Ihor Terekhov, Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Syniehubov, and a map of air alerts.

"Preliminary strike recorded in the Shevchenkivskyi district of the city. We are finding out the details," says Kharkiv mayor Terekhov.

The explosion was heard in the city before the air raid was announced.

"An explosion was heard in Kharkiv before the air raid was announced," one of the local media says.

Consequences of Russian strike

According to the city mayor, the Russian strike hit a residential area in Kharkiv.

"Information about the victims and possible damage is being clarified," Terekhov adds.

According to Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, the Russian occupants struck the civilian residential infrastructure of Kharkiv.

"A hit was recorded in Shevchenkivskyi district. There is no information on casualties at the moment," he confirms at 11:54 a.m.

At 12:19 p.m., Terekhov adds that a non-residential building was hit, with windows shattered in a nearby high-rise. Fortunately, no one was injured or killed.

Air raid alert

The air raid alert in Kharkiv and the region was sounded at 11:38 a.m. It is still going on.

Russia attacks residential area of Kharkiv with missilesAir Raid Alert Map of Ukraine screenshot

Russian shelling of Kharkiv

After midnight on March 23, Russian troops launched another attack on Ukraine using kamikaze drones. In particular, three explosions were reported in Kharkiv. Emergency workers also came under repeated fire in Kharkiv on March 23. Initially, it was reported that a police officer and a rescuer were injured. Later, it was reported that one of the municipal institutions was hit, and a civilian man was also wounded. In total, four people were injured - two rescuers, a policeman, and a civilian.

An explosion occurred in Kharkiv on March 20. Later it turned out that the occupiers had struck one of the districts again. Later, it became known that the Kholodnohirskyi district was hit, with victims and a strong fire. Three people were reported killed and five wounded in the Russian shelling of Kharkiv on March 20. The Russian occupiers hit a printing house.