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Update: 4 killed, 31 injured in Russian glide bomb attack on Kharkiv

by Kateryna Denisova and The Kyiv Independent news desk May 18, 2024 10:05 AM 1 min read
The night landscape of the neighborhood of Saltivka that has endured relentless bombardment by the Russian forces since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, especially during the battle of Kharkiv in 2022, in Kharkiv, Ukraine on April 23, 2024. (Serhii Korovayny/The Kyiv Independent)
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The death toll of a Russian attack on the city of Kharkiv on May 17 has risen to four as an injured 33-year-old man died in the hospital, Governor Oleh Syniehubov reported on May 18.

Russian forces targeted the city's Shevchenkivskyi district with two glide bomb, injuring 31 people, according to the governor.

The conditions of the two injured are serious, Syniehubov said.

Russian forces also reportedly dropped a glide bomb on the village of Kupiansk-Vuzlovyi, damaging multi-story buildings, a hospital facility, and a kindergarten. One woman was injured, Syniehubov said.

Russian forces launches new offensive operations in the north of Kharkiv Oblast on May 10, exposing Kharkiv and a number of border settlements in the region to heavy attacks.

A lengthy air raid alert was lifted in Kharkiv Oblast overnight on May 17 after officials reported numerous Russian drone strikes and a ballistic missile threat.

The air alert lasted over 16.5 hours, making it the longest since Russia's full-scale invasion began in February 2022.

48 hours in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s most-bombed major city
The first signs that something ominous is happening in Kharkiv come as soon as the train from Kyiv reaches the suburbs of the city – as two pillars of smoke appear in the distance, every single phone in the carriage erupts with a piercing electronic squawking. “I guess we’ve arrived,

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