Lviv, Ukraine, Aug 18 (EFE).- Russian missile strikes on Ukraine’s eastern region of Kharkiv killed at least 11 people and injured 35 more, local authorities said Thursday.
Nine people, among them an 11-year-old boy, were killed by the strikes in Kharkiv city while two others were killed in the city of Krasnohrad in the homonymous oblast’s southwest, according to Oleh Synyehubov, the regional governor.
He described the attack in a social media post as one of the “most tragic” nights for the Kharkiv oblast since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began in February.
The governor said Russia fired what was likely an Iskander rocket Wednesday evening from across the nearby border, striking a residential building and killing seven, including the 11-year-old.
Fresh rocket fire hit the city at 4.30am local time, killing another two people. Krasnohrad was struck at around 4am, the governor said. EFE