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Russian troops kill 6 civilians, injure 11 in Kharkiv

Russian troops kill 6 civilians, injure 11 in Kharkiv Photo: Russia killed 6 people in Kharkiv on May 23 (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

The number of killed in Kharkiv after the Russian massive strikes on Thursday, May 23, has risen to 6. The Russian Federation bombed the city with 15 strikes, according to the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov.

As of 12:30 p.m., 6 people were killed and 11 wounded in Kharkiv, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration says.

"The Russian army struck at least 15 times," he notes.

Number of wounded and killed continues to grow

At 12:50 p.m. it became known that the number of wounded had increased to 16. According to the head of the KRMA, Russia struck Kharkiv with S-300 missiles.

Consequences of Russian attack on Kharkiv

The Russian occupiers launched 9 missile attacks on the Kholodnohirskyi and Osnoviansky districts of Kharkiv. Another 3 attacks were targeted on the village of Liubotyn.

"6 people were killed and 16 wounded as a result of Russian shelling of a civilian enterprise in Kharkiv. More than 50 employees were on the territory of the enterprise at the time of the attack," says Syniehubov.

Search and response operations are ongoing, with all relevant services working on the ground.

Russian shelling of Kharkiv

A few hours earlier on May 23, Russians massively shelled Kharkiv. At first, 1 explosion was reported, then 5, and later 10. They occurred during an air raid alert.

Initially, there were several places of Russian strikes, including a printing company. Before that, seven people were reported injured and two killed after the Russian strike on Kharkiv.

In addition, two more people were injured after Russian shelling in Zolochiv and Liubotyn.