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Strike on center of Kharkiv: 5-star hotel and residential building damaged, 16 people injured

Strike on center of Kharkiv: 5-star hotel and residential building damaged, 16 people injured Photo: Russian army shelled Kharkiv (

Russian Federation once again struck Kharkiv in the evening of Saturday, December 30. Residential buildings and a hotel in the city were damaged.

Details about the events in Kharkiv are reported by RBC-Ukraine.

Sources used during the material preparation include Telegram channel of Ihor Terekhov, Kharkiv Regional Police, Minister of Internal Affairs Ihor Klymenko, Head of Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office Oleksandr Filchakov, Ministry of Health, and Suspilne news.

Shelling of Kharkiv

According to Terekhov, the Russians struck the city 16 times. As a result of the Russian strike, there is damage to civilian infrastructure, including medical facilities, apartment buildings, shops, and other public places, as well as transportation.

"The occupiers targeted the central part of the city of Kharkiv. There is damage to civilian infrastructure," said Ihor Terekhov in the statement.

Later, Terekhov reported that there were 16 casualties known. According to preliminary information, there were no fatalities. However, 5 people were hospitalized.

"The State Emergency Service, the police - are working. Search and rescue workers provided medical assistance to 7 people, including 2 children. Among the victims is a journalist from Great Britain. Emergency workers and police also evacuated 8 people from the damaged building, handing them over to doctors and psychologists," reported the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ihor Klymenko.

Kharkiv Palace Hotel suffers damage

The five-star Kharkiv Palace Hotel has been damaged as a result of a missile attack. It is located on Pravdy Avenue, 2, in the central part of the city and was opened on December 15, 2011.

The hotel features 171 rooms, three restaurants, and large conference halls.

According to Terekhov, there were two powerful explosions in the city center - these were missiles of the S-300 type, launched from the Belgorod region.

"One missile hit the hotel, and the second struck a residential building also in the center," said Terekhov.

As of 9:00 PM, two injured individuals in the hotel in the center of Kharkiv are known. One of them is a foreign journalist with fragmentary chest injuries. Also a woman was injured. Both have been hospitalized.

The impact on Kharkiv Palace occurred on the 12th floor.

Photo: Russia shelled Kharkiv (

Strikes in other areas of the city

As reported by the Chief of the National Police in the Kharkiv region, Oleksandr Tymoshko, three missile strikes from the Russian Federation were also recorded in the Industrial district. All of them hit the ground. According to him, there are no injuries as a result of these strikes.

Another strike destroyed a kindergarten, and residential buildings nearby were damaged by the shockwave.

According to the Ministry of Health, three medical facilities in the city have suffered damage as a result of the shelling.

Initially, none of the patients in medical facilities and healthcare personnel were harmed.

Rocket attack on Ukraine on the night of December 29

During the night of December 29, the enemy launched the most massive attack against Ukraine. Initially, terrorists attacked with Shahed drones, releasing a total of 36 UAVs.

Additionally, dozens of rockets were launched during the attack. The terrorists employed 158 aerial attack means against Ukraine. The air defense system destroyed 114 targets.