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Russians strike civilian targets in Kharkiv: Killed and injured reported

Russians strike civilian targets in Kharkiv: Killed and injured reported Photo: explosions are heard in Kharkiv, the city is under Russian attack (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Russian troops attacked civilian objects in Kharkiv. One person was killed and seven wounded.

Sources used: Suspilne, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov, Head of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Syniehubov, and the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

“Explosions can be heard in Kharkiv - the city is under Russian attack. Be careful,” Terekhov says.

At 9:55 a.m., an air alert was declared in the Kharkiv region.

During the air alert, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine warned of the threat of ballistic missile use. A few minutes later, they reported guided aerial bombs in the Kharkiv region.

Russians hit civilian objects

According to the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, Russia hit:

  • Kholodnohirskyi district of Kharkiv
  • Kyivskyi districts of Kharkiv.

Russian troops hit civilian infrastructure. There were also hits near the park area. The number of casualties is currently being clarified.

“In Kyivskyi district, like yesterday, there was a hit in the area of residential buildings,” says Terekhov.

One person reported killed

According to Terekhov, as of 10:24 a.m., one person was killed and two injured in Kholodnohirsky district of the city.

Syniehubov adds that, according to preliminary information, Russia attacked the city with guided aerial bombs.

Repeated explosions

Suspilne correspondents report a series of explosions north of Kharkiv. An air raid alert is currently in effect in the region.

Updated information on casualties

According to Terekhov, as a result of the strike, we know about:

  • one dead;
  • seven wounded.

Air defense issues

The issue of strengthening Ukraine's air defense is currently on the agenda amid massive Russian strikes, as well as shelling of frontline regions.

After the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Council, Kyiv's allies expressed their readiness to help Ukraine in this regard. According to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the announcements may be made shortly.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that the enemy is trying to take advantage of Ukraine's expectations for help. At the same time, operational support from partners can help stabilize the situation at the front.

The President also named the main points on which the power of the Ukrainian army depends.