Police experts work at the site where buildings were damaged by a Russian military strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine [Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy/Reuters

Three killed in Russian attacks on Ukraine as Kyiv calls for more weapons

Russia attacks areas in eastern and southern Ukraine in retaliation for fatal bombardments of Russia’s border regions.

Source: Al Jazeera |

At least three people have been killed in Russian attacks on northeastern and southern Ukraine, officials said, as Kyiv called for more Patriot air defence systems to battle a surge in missile strikes.

Russia used guided bombs in air strikes on the city of Kharkiv on Wednesday for the first time since 2022, killing at least one person and wounding 16, local officials said.

Announcing the toll, Kharkiv’s Mayor Ihor Terekhov described the attack as “another act of bloody terror against Ukrainians” and said four children were among the wounded.

Three residential buildings were damaged, the interior ministry said on the Telegram messenger. Terekhov said a medical facility was also damaged and local police said a school had been hit.

Kharkiv

People gather at the site where buildings were damaged by a Russian military strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv [Vitalii Hnidyi/Reuters]

Kharkiv and the surrounding region have frequently been attacked with missiles and drones since Russia’s full-scale invasion began in February 2022, but the use of large-calibre guided bombs was unusual.

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