Conflicts & War

Russian bombs kill 5 in Kharkiv

By Luis Ángel Reglero

Kharkiv, Ukraine, May 26 (EFE).- Russian missile strikes killed at least five people and injured 10 more in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, on Thursday.

The blasts hit various points in the city of two million people at around 3pm local time, including the vicinity of the 23 Serpina metro station where Elena, who preferred not to give her full name, found the body of her husband Oleksiy.

The 64-year-old had called her husband before the rocket attack after noticing he had forgotten his keys on his way to work.

She told Efe that she heard the first of the missiles as she made her way to the station, where she had agreed to meet with Oleksiy, 65.

As she approached the station, she came across an injured person on the floor and tried to administer first aid using gauze bandages.

She then heard the second explosion and when she tried to call her husband, she got no response.

Elena found the body of her husband inside the 23 Serpina station.

Yegor, who also preferred not to provide his full name, told Efe he had seen a man get hit by shrapnel as he descended the stairs into the station.

Emergency service workers tried to revive the individual but it was too late. The man they attended was Oleksiy.

At least two Russian bombs fell next to the station, the second hitting just as an ambulance arrived to evacuate the wounded.

Kharkiv lies close to the Russian border and was a focal point of Moscow’s military aggression in the early stages of the invasion. EFE


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