Kyiv, Apr 19 (EFE).- At least three people were killed and 16 others wounded when the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv was shelled on Tuesday, Ukrainian authorities reported.
The authorities in the region urged citizens to remain in their shelters in Ukraine’s second-largest city, which has been under intense shelling by Russian forces for weeks.
The attacks on Kharkiv, which left nine other fatalities on Monday, came as Russia launched a long-anticipated offensive in the eastern Donbas region.
The siege, meanwhile, continues in the strategic southern city of Mariupol, where Russian forces have been repeatedly issuing ultimatums to Ukrainian fighters and several civilians in a steel plant to stop fighting and surrender. EFE