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Russia hits Kharkiv residential complex with missiles at night: number of victims rises to 6

24 April, 2024 Wednesday
10:55

On the night of April 24, Russian forces attacked Kharkiv with rockets. They hit a residential complex in the Shevchenkivskyi district, resulting in injuries. The Russians also attacked Zolocheve, Bohodukhiv district

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The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office reports.

It is noted that the Russian army attacked Kharkiv at about 12:30 a.m. with two S-300 missiles from the territory of the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation.

As a result, at least six local residents were injured: three men aged 33, 45, and 53 suffered minor injuries. Three women aged 25, 45 and 54 suffered acute stress reactions.

Three multi-storey buildings, at least 33 private cars, cafes, shops, and offices were also damaged.

The explosions were first reported by Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov and Kharkiv Regional State Administration head Oleh Syniehubov.

At 12:37 a.m., he wrote on Telegram that loud explosions were heard in Kharkiv.

Later, he clarified that the Russian Federation had launched a targeted attack on a residential complex in the Shevchenkivskyi district of the city.

Russia struck Kharkiv with two S-300 missiles, Syniehubov said.

As of 12:17 a.m., there are two victims, both with shrapnel wounds. Doctors are already treating them, Terekhov added. A search and rescue operation is underway. All relevant services are working.

Kharkiv regional police said that two men aged 33 and 53 sustained shrapnel wounds.

"Around 12:30 a.m., the Russians attacked Shevchenkivskyi district with S-300 air defense systems. Two missiles hit the ground. Four apartment buildings were damaged as a result of the attack," law enforcement officers specified the details of the attack.

Terekhov said in a comment to Suspilne that the Russian strike damaged a gas pipeline, and the services had to cut off gas supply in the neighborhood where the missiles hit.

"The Russians hit a residential area in the central part of Kharkiv. Two S-300 missiles exploded near a residential apartment building. A lot of broken windows. We will inspect the roofs. Several houses were damaged. In the morning we will restore the gas supply. Recently, there has been chaotic shelling of Kharkiv, mostly in residential areas of the city," the mayor said.

Attack on the region

At 1:23 a.m., Syniehubov said that the occupation forces also struck the central part of Zolochiv, Bohodukhiv district. Preliminarily, with two S-300 missiles. Administrative buildings were damaged. As of now, there are no casualties.

In the morning, the head of the regional military administration reported that the shelling partially destroyed the former Zolochiv administration building and 10 buildings, including 2 apartment buildings, as well as a banking institution.

  • On the afternoon of April 23, the Russian army attacked the village of Kozatske in Kherson region, killing an 82-year-old woman.

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