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Update: Russian attack on Kharkiv residential area kills 1, injures at least 19, including children

by Kateryna Denisova March 27, 2024 4:18 PM 2 min read
The aftermath of Russian attack against Kharkiv on March 27, 2024. (Kharkiv Oblast Prosecutor's Office)
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Editor's note: This is a developing story and is being updated.

Russian troops attacked a residential neighborhood in Kharkiv on March 27, killing one civilian man and injuring at least 19 other people, including four children, Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov reported.

The Shevchenkivskyi district of the city came under two Russian strikes, Syniehubov said.

Kharkiv was attacked with a glide munition, which can travel up to 90 km, according to preliminary data, published by the governor. Serhii Bolvinov, the head of the investigative department of the regional police, said it was the first air bomb attack against the city since 2022.

"The attack on residential buildings was probably carried out with a UMPB D-30 munition. It is quite powerful, with an average explosive force between an aerial bomb and a missile," he said.

Two five-story buildings, an administrative building and a medical facility were partially destroyed, Syniehubov wrote on Telegram. A total of 14 multi-storey buildings and an educational institution were reportedly damaged.

Children aged between three months and 13 years are among the wounded, according to the governor.

Kharkiv has been at the forefront of Russian strikes since the outbreak of the full-scale invasion. It came under several deadly attacks over the winter as Russia launched mass missile strikes against Ukraine.

Moscow has recently intensified its attacks against Ukraine's critical infrastructure, destroying a thermal power plant and all the electrical substations in Kharkiv, according Terekhov.

As of March 25, about 200,000 households in Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-biggest city, were left without electricity, Syniehubov said.

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Mykolaiv Mayor Oleksandr Senkevych wrote at 2:32 p.m. local time that, according to preliminary information, a ballistic missile may have struck the city.
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