Conflicts & War

At least 11 civilians killed, 14 wounded in Russian shelling of Kharkiv

Kyiv, Apr 11 (EFE).- At least 11 civilians have been found dead and 14 others wounded in Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine as the Russian army continued to bombard the country’s second city and surrounding region, Ukrainian officials said Monday.

In a statement posted on Telegram, Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Head Oleh Syniehubov said Russian forces had launched 66 attacks with “artillery, mortar and rocket launcher systems” in the past 24 hours.

Rescue services carried out 61 operational sorties during that period, 55 of which were to extinguish fires caused by shelling in the area.

The blazes affected urban areas and destroyed numerous residential buildings, private homes, garages and cars, warehouses and grocery stores, according to local reports.

The Kharkiv Oblast, which borders Russia to the north, has come under heavy shelling since the invasion started on February 24.

Syniehubov added that a seven-year-old child was among the fatalities. Kyiv authorities said Monday that at least 183 children have been killed and 342 have been injured in Ukraine since the Russian invasion began. EFE


Related Articles

Back to top button