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Russian occupiers launch missile attacks on Kharkiv

Russian occupiers launch missile attacks on Kharkiv Russian troops launch missile attack on Kharkiv (Getty Images)
Author: Maria Kholina

Russian forces launched a missile attack on Kharkiv on the morning of Monday, October 2. Explosions were reported in the city, according to Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration.

Official urges residents to take shelter during the ongoing enemy air attack.

"The occupiers are shelling the city. Residents of Kharkiv and the region, remain in shelters!" the official said.

At least five explosions were reported in the city.

Prior to this, the command of the Ukrainian Air Force had warned residents of the Kharkiv region about the threat of enemy ballistic missile usage.

"Once again, the enemy has taken to shelling the Kharkiv region. Do not ignore air raid signals. Stay in shelters. Report enemy projectile impacts, damage, and casualties to the 102 emergency line. Take care of yourselves," the statement from the Kharkiv Regional Police reads.

Shelling of Kharkiv

According to preliminary information, Russian forces attacked Kharkiv with ballistic missiles from the S-300 air defense system, originating from the Russian city of Belgorod, stated Brigadier General Serhii Melnyk with a call sign "Marsel."

"There are no missiles in the air at this moment... The threat of new missile strikes remains," the military officer said.

He added that information about possible damage and casualties is still being assessed.

Kharkiv and missile attacks

After Ukrainian military repelled the occupiers from Kharkiv, Russian terrorists have been frequently shelling the city using the S-300 anti-aircraft missiles, which they launch from the territory of the Belgorod region.

For example, the enemy shelled Kharkiv during the night of October 1 using S-300 anti-aircraft missiles. In addition, the night before, at least three powerful explosions occurred in the city after midnight. Local authorities confirmed that the occupiers had attacked the city.