Russian Nighttime Missile Attack in Kharkiv Injures Six People

Written by Camilla Jessen

Apr.24 - 2024 9:09 AM CET

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Photo: Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office on Facebook
Photo: Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office on Facebook
In Kharkiv, the number of victims from a nighttime missile attack by the Russian Federation has risen to six.

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A Russian missile attack on the Shevchenkiv district in Kharkiv injured six people and caused extensive damage to residential and commercial properties.

The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office reported on Facebook that the strike occurred around 00:30 on April 24, with two rockets hitting a residential complex.

Details of the Attack

Preliminary investigations suggest that Russian forces used S-300 missiles launched from Russia's Belgorod region. The attack damaged three high-rise buildings, at least 33 private cars, cafes, shops, and office premises.

"A total of six civilians were injured. Three men, aged 33, 45, and 53, had minor injuries. Three women, aged 25, 45, and 54, experienced acute stress reactions," the prosecutor's office reported.

The Prosecutor's Office has launched a pre-trial investigation into the attack under Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, focusing on violations of the laws and customs of war.

The assault on Kharkiv was part of a broader series of attacks on the Kharkiv region, with Russian troops shelling 15 settlements with artillery and mortar fire. Kharkiv, Kozacha Lopan, and Zolochiv were hit by airstrikes, according to Oleg Sinegubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration.

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