Conflicts & War

Russia has destroyed 15 percent of Kharkiv’s houses: mayor

Kyiv, Mar 31 (EFE).- Russian troops have destroyed 15 percent of residential houses in Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine, the city’s mayor said Thursday.

“Over the past 35 days, a total of 1,531 objects have been destroyed in the city of Kharkiv, including 1,292 residential houses. The Russian army destroyed 76 secondary schools, 54 nursery schools, 16 hospitals. A total of 239 administrative buildings are lying in ruins,” Ihor Terekhov said during a telethon, state-owned news agency Ukrinform reported.

Kharkiv, near the Russian border, has been under a constant artillery barrage since the start of the Russian invasion, which entered its 36th day Thursday.

About one-third of the residents have already left the city, according to the agency.

On Mar. 22, the press service of the Kharkiv city council reported that almost 1,000 buildings had been destroyed, out of which nearly 800 were residential. EFE


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