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Zelensky in what remains of the printing house after the Russian missile strike on May 23, 2024. (President Volodymyr Zelensky/X)
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President Volodymyr Zelensky on May 24 visited the Kharkiv printing house destroyed a day earlier in a Russian missile attack that killed seven people.

"Yesterday, a Russian missile strike killed seven people here," he said in a post on social media, adding: "My condolences go out to their families and friends. Twenty-one people were injured."

"The printing facility was destroyed, and tens of thousands of books were burned. A lot of children's books, educational materials, and textbooks."

According to regional authorities, Russia used S-300 missiles, fired from inside Russian territory, to strike the factory belonging to one of the largest printing facilities in Ukraine.

"Russian terror must never go unpunished. Step by step, we ensure that the Russian state bears the consequences and costs of its evil," Zelensky added.

On May 23, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba again urged Kyiv's partners to provide additional Patriot air defense systems in the wake of the strike.

"This heinous attack must remind everyone around the world that Ukraine still urgently needs seven 'Patriot' systems," Kuleba said on X, thanking Germany for pledging an additional system last month.

Russian missile strike reduces Kharkiv printing press to ashes, killing 7 (Photos)
Editor’s note: This article features graphic photos. Russian forces destroyed one of Ukraine’s largest printing presses amid a mass missile attack on the city of Kharkiv on the morning of May 23. According to regional authorities, Russia used S-300 missiles, fired from inside Russian territory, to…
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