Our employee was killed in an attack on the village of Hroza in the Kharkiv Oblast on Thursday, the Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) announced on Friday. According to the latest reports, a total of 52 people died as a result of the attack, including a six-year-old child. The fate of four people remains unknown.
“It is with great pain that we inform you that on October 5, as a result of shelling of the town of Hroza (Groza) in the Kharkiv Oblast in Ukraine, an employee of our psychosocial assistance center, who was participating in a family celebration at that time, was killed,” the organization announced on Facebook.
The organization added that the woman was employed at the PAH center in the town of Shevchenkova in the Kharkiv region. Its main tasks included supporting older people, to whom the center’s activities are directed – said in a message on social media.
“Her death is a great loss for her family, friends and the entire Polish Humanitarian Action team,” it added.
The missile destroyed a shop and a cafe
Russian troops attacked the village of Hroza in the Kupany district of the Kharkiv Oblast on Thursday around noon. The village is located 86 km east of the regional capital. The shell hit a shop and a cafe where local civilians had gathered for a celebration following the funeral of one of the villagers. According to the latest reports, 52 people were killed, including a six-year-old child, and at least six were injured. The fate of four people remains unknown since the attack.
Polish Humanitarian Action is a non-governmental organization whose goal is to provide humanitarian and development assistance to people affected by natural disasters and armed conflicts. It has existed since 1992.
Main photo source: PAP/Mykola Kalyeniak