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Russian troops attack Kharkiv: Power outages, subway stopped in city, one victim reported

Russian troops attack Kharkiv: Power outages, subway stopped in city, one victim reported Illustrative photo: Kharkiv was shelled on June 23 (Getty Images)

On the afternoon of Sunday, June 23, the Russian Federation launched another attack on the city of Kharkiv using guided aerial bombs. Casualties have already been reported, according to Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov and the head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, Oleh Syniehubov.

"Explosions in Kharkiv. The city is under attack from guided aerial bombs. Be careful," Terekhov wrote.

For more details on what these bombs are and how Russia uses them, read RBC-Ukraine's material.

Later, Terekhov reported that the airstrike hit a residential area of the city.

"One of the strikes hit a residential area of the city. We have information about fatalities," he said.

According to Terekhov, the impact occurred in two districts: Shevchenkivskyi and Kholodnohirskyi. Casualties have been reported, but the information is still being clarified.

"In addition, I want to say that, unfortunately, there is no power supply in half of the city. The metro has stopped, as has ground electric transport. We are currently working to deploy buses on the routes," Terekhov said during a national telethon broadcast.

What is known about the injured and the victims

As of 15:35, according to Terekhov, one person was reported dead, and four were injured, receiving medical assistance.

As of 15:55, it was known that there were hits in two districts. One person died, and five were injured as a result of a guided aerial bomb hitting a private residential house.

Three more people were injured in another part of the city where a children's educational institution was struck.

According to the latest data (as of 16:45), a total of 10 people were injured in the strike. Among the victims are two children aged 15 and 16.

Later it turned out that the number of victims was 11.

Power outages

The city began experiencing power outages after the airstrike. The Kharkiv metro has stopped operating.

"Train services along the metro lines have been temporarily suspended. All stations are currently operating only as shelters. Information on the resumption of service will be provided additionally," the Kharkiv Metro Telegram channel reported.

It should be noted that in Ukraine, filming and publishing the work of air defense systems and the consequences of missile strikes is strictly forbidden. Additionally, residents of regions where an alert has been announced are asked to remain calm and take shelter in the event of a threat.

Shelling of Kharkiv

Yesterday, Russian forces once again massively shelled Kharkiv using four guided aerial bombs. The strike hit residential areas.

It was later reported that as a result of the strike, two people were killed and 53 were injured. Over 40 people were hospitalized, some in serious condition.