Airstrike Hits Central Kharkiv

Written by Camilla Jessen

Apr.09 - 2024 3:06 PM CET

In a recent escalation, the Russian military launched an attack on the heart of Kharkiv with guided aerial bombs.

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On Tuesday, April 9, the city center of Kharkiv, Ukraine, was struck by Russian forces using guided aerial bombs. The attack has resulted in injuries to three individuals, adding to the toll of the ongoing conflict.

Escalating Aggression in Kharkiv

Igor Terekhov, the Mayor of Kharkiv, revealed the impact of the assault on the city center on the social media platform Telegram.

Efforts are currently underway to locate and assist the wounded at the attack site.

Oleg Synegubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration, corroborated the incident and urged citizens to seek safety until the all-clear is given.

The frequency of Russian bombardments in Kharkiv and its surrounding areas has seen a noticeable increase. A massive attack on April 7 targeted both Kharkiv city and the wider region, demonstrating a relentless offensive strategy by Russian forces.

In response to escalating violence in the city of Kharkiv, local authorities are considering the forced evacuation of children from the northern parts of the region, which have become targets of Russian aggression.

According to Synegubov, the occupiers have recently altered their military tactics, now launching two strikes at the same location, specifically targeting Ukrainian emergency services.

The March 22 massive attack on Kharkiv's energy infrastructure plunged the city into darkness, severely disrupting the daily lives of citizens still residing there.

Reports from American media suggest that the intensification of strikes on Kharkiv is part of Russia's strategy to turn the city into a "gray zone," effectively making it uninhabitable.

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