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Explosions reported in Kremenchuk, Kharkiv

by The Kyiv Independent news desk January 27, 2024 11:30 PM 1 min read
Utility workers work close to a crater caused by a Russian missile attack on Jan 24, 2024. Russian forces shelled Kharkiv three times on Jan. 23. in Kharkiv, Ukraine. (Yan Dobronosov/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)
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Russian attacks caused a fire at an industrial site in Kremenchuk in Poltava Oblast, Governor Filip Pronin reported on Jan. 27.

Explosions were also reported in Kharkiv around 8 p.m., Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported, urging residents to take shelter.

Information about the number of victims was still being clarified at 8 p.m. local time, but first responders were reportedly sent to the site, Pronin said.

Attacks on Poltava Oblast have increased in November and December. Falling debris from a drone intercepted during a Dec. 20 attack on Poltava Oblast damaged a local residence without casualties.

Russian forces have regularly launched brutal attacks against Kharkiv, often targeting civilian areas, since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion in February 2022.

Russia's latest mass missile attack on Jan. 23 killed at least 11 Kharkiv residents, including a child, and injured 70.

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