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Russian attack on hotel in Kharkiv: Number of wounded rises

Russian attack on hotel in Kharkiv: Number of wounded rises Number of wounded due to Russian attack on hotel in Kharkiv rises
Author: Maria Kholina

12 people have been injured in a hotel in Kharkiv as a result of the Russian shelling, according to the head of the police in the Kharkiv region, Volodymyr Tymoshko, and the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

"12 people have been affected (as of 7:00 AM) in Kharkiv as a result of shelling by Russian militants. All of the injured are civilians, including foreign journalists. They are working in the Kharkiv and Donetsk region, revealing the truth about the crimes committed by Russians in Ukraine," Tymoshko said.

Discrepancies in the data on the victims

Meanwhile, according to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, the number of injured has increased to 13.

"According to updated information, as a result of the missile shelling of the hotel, 13 people have been affected so far," the statement says.

The data on 13 injured was confirmed by the Prosecutor General's Office.

"13 people were injured. Among them are two Turkish media journalists - a Turkish citizen and a Georgian citizen. As of now, 10 people are in hospital and 3 were treated on the spot," the office says.

Russia deliberately targeted the hotel

According to Tymoshko, Russia deliberately targeted the hotel, with a crater depth of 4 meters discovered on the site.

"Also, a Russian missile destroyed another building nearby. In total, two missiles were launched, presumably S-300," he added.

Shelling of Kharkiv

Occupiers struck Kharkiv on the evening of January 10, with explosions heard in the city. It was later revealed that the enemy targeted a civilian object in the Kyiv district of Kharkiv, which turned out to be a local hotel.

Initially, it was reported about 9 injured, then the number of victims increased to 11 people - 4 men aged 31 to 38 and 7 women from 23 to 71 years old. In total, there were 30 people in the hotel at the time of the Russian strike.