At least 26 people were injured as a result of Saturday’s shelling of Kharkov, located in northeastern Ukraine. A British journalist is among the injured. Russian forces used, among others, Iskander missiles. One of them hit a hotel in the city center.
Late on Saturday evening, the prosecutor’s office in the Kharkiv region announced that at least 26 people were injured as a result of the attack by Russian forces. A British journalist is among the injured.
As a result of the shelling, a hotel, skyscrapers, a kindergarten, administrative buildings, shops, restaurants, shopping pavilions and passenger cars were damaged – the prosecutor’s office said.
The head of the Kharkiv Oblast authorities, Oleh Synehubov, announced in a post on the Telegram channel that Russian forces attacked the city center and “only civilian infrastructure” was damaged.
An Iskander rocket hit a luxury hotel
Earlier, residents’ social media posted photos of one of the most expensive hotels in the city damaged by a missile. Later, Kharkiv police chief Volodymyr Tymoshko confirmed that an Iskander rocket had hit Kharkiv Palace.
The authorities of Kharkiv reported that Russian forces also launched an attack on their city on the night from Saturday to Sunday. Shahed drones flew towards Kharkov, and several fires broke out in the city center.
Suspilne TV reported that residents heard four explosions.
Russian troops carried out massive rocket bombardment of many cities on Friday Ukraine. Three people were killed and several dozen injured in Kharkov that day.
PAP, Ukrainian Truth, Suspilne
Main photo source: YAKIV LIASHENKO/PAP/EPA