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UPDATE: Russian glide bomb attack injures 6, including 2 children, in Kharkiv

by Alexander Khrebet May 18, 2024 11:54 PM 1 min read
(Photo for illustration purposes) Burned kitchen of the residential house in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on May 3, 2024. (Yakiv Liashenko / The Kyiv Independent)
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Russian forces struck a residential area in Kharkiv with UMPB D-30 glide bombs, injuring six people, including two children, on the afternoon of May 18, the Kharkiv Oblast Prosecutor’s Office reported.

Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, sits just 20 miles south of the Russian border and has been a frequent target of Russian strikes.

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

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Tereknov said earlier in the day that several houses were destroyed in the attack.

Among the wounded were two men, aged 47 and 74, a woman, aged 47, and two children, aged 13 and 16. An 8-year-old girl had an acute stress reaction.

The regional prosecutor’s office did not specify the nature of their injuries or their condition.

Following the attack, the Kharkiv Oblast Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into the alleged war crime.

The day before, a Russian glide bomb strike on Kharkiv killed four people and wounded over 30, according to Terekhov.

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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