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Russian troops hit Kharkiv residential area, tram with passengers damaged

Russian troops hit Kharkiv residential area, tram with passengers damaged Russian troops hit Kharkiv (Getty Images)

Russian forces shelled Kharkiv on Friday. There was a hit in residential areas, and a tram with passengers was damaged, according to Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov and the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Syniehubov.

Explosions were heard in Kharkiv, then the local authorities confirmed that the Russian military shelled the city. According to the head of the Kharkiv RMA, preliminary information indicates that the Russian army dropped a guided bomb on the city.

There was a strike in Kharkiv's Kholodnogirskyi district in the residential area. A private house caught fire. According to the police, a two-story building is on fire.

The information about the victims is being clarified. It is known that a tram with passengers was damaged," Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported.

According to him, a private center of Kharkiv was targeted, and several buildings were destroyed. A search and rescue operation has begun at the site, and people are being rescued from the rubble.

As of 02:25 pm, one victim has been reported, he has an acute stress reaction.

Updated. The head of Kharkiv RMA reported that a woman died as a result of the attack.

Situation in Kharkiv and the region

Kharkiv region was almost completely liberated from Russia in the fall of 2022. However, border settlements are almost daily shelled by Russian troops.

They drop bombs, S-300 anti-aircraft missiles, and attack the city with drones. On May 2, the Russian army hit Derhachi in the Kharkiv region with guided bombs. An elder and six children were injured.

Ukrainian military also reports that Russia has a plan to capture Kharkiv and Sumy. But it remains unknown whether it will be able to succeed. Ukrainian intelligence believes that the Russian forces will not be able to capture large cities.