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Russian army hit city center high-rise in Kharkiv

Russian army hit city center high-rise in Kharkiv Russian army hit city center high-rise in Kharkiv (

An explosion rocked Kharkiv this afternoon. An air raid alert has been declared in the city and region, according to Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov and the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Syniehubov.

The air alert was announced more than an hour and a half ago. The mayor said that it was loud in Kharkiv for the second time in a day.

"We are investigating whether it is a hit in the city or the suburbs. Be careful," Terekhov added.

Earlier, the Ukrainian Air Force reported the launch of guided aerial bombs in the Kharkiv region.

Where Russian troops hit

Terekhov said that the Russians hit a residential area, with apartment buildings around. Information about the destruction and victims is being clarified.

Syniehubov said that there is a possibility of repeated attacks on the city. The head of the region also added that the Russians struck the central part of the city.

Hit on a high-rise building

Terekhov said that a residential high-rise in the city center was hit.

Consequences of the strike

Terekhov reported hitting the 10th floor of an apartment building.

"There was no fire. We are currently making door-to-door visits and searching for possible victims," he wrote.

He also said that at the site of another blow, there were hits to garages, about 10 of them are on fire. A high-rise building was also damaged.


Syniehubov said that nine people were injured.

"All of them are light, sharp stress reactions," the official wrote.

Russia is shelling Kharkiv

The regional center has been actively shelled by Russian troops in recent months. The city's geographical location makes it difficult to quickly shoot down enemy missiles, and Ukraine lacks air defense systems.

The latest shelling of Kharkiv occurred this morning. The head of the region reported that the Russian military fired two guided aerial bombs at the city. The attack destroyed garages and injured people.