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Russia's strike on Kharkiv: Number of casualties increased

Russia's strike on Kharkiv: Number of casualties increased Photo: The number of victims as a result of the Russian attack on Kharkiv has increased (

In Kharkiv, due to Russia's attack on the city, the number of casualties has increased to 17 people, according to the head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Oleh Syniehubov.

According to the head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, 12 people have been hospitalized and are currently in medical facilities.

"Two women are in critical condition. Twelve people have also been hospitalized and are in stable to mild condition in medical facilities," wrote the head of the Regional State Administration.

On-site medical assistance was provided to three individuals who refused hospitalization.

"Three people declined hospitalization; they were provided with medical assistance on the spot," stated Syniehubov.

Updated at 11:48 p.m.

The mayor of the city, Ihor Terekhov, referred to the Russian strike on Kharkiv as purely terrorist and confirmed the number of casualties.

"The strike on the center of Kharkiv is exclusively of a terrorist nature. At least ten residential buildings have been affected, and this is only preliminary information. In the morning, the Housing and Utilities Department will inspect the perimeter of today's shelling, and the information will be clarified. Currently, there are 17 casualties, one of them in critical condition. Rescuers continue to clear the rubble, which is substantial," wrote the head of Kharkiv in his Telegram channel.

Updated at 11:42 p.m.

According to the head of the Kharkiv police, Volodymyr Tymoshko, the Russian Federation hit the roadway and a residential three-story building. The Russian forces also hit a hospital opposite the building.

"There are no injured military personnel, all are civilians. The impact on a civilian object, where ordinary residents of Kharkiv live, in the city center, once again indicates that this is a terrorist act, committed with the aim of intimidating and destroying the population. It's genocide. This is an old construction building," said Tymoshko.

Russian strikes on Kharkiv

Russian forces frequently attack Kharkiv from the Belgorod region.

On January 16, Russia launched missile strikes on Kharkiv. Later, it was revealed that multi-story buildings in the center of Kharkiv were damaged. Preliminarily, the strike was carried out by S-300 missiles from the territory of the Belgorod region in Russia.

Russians also targeted the city on January 10, hitting a civilian object. As a result, nine people were injured.