Civilians killed and wounded as enemy shells Kharkiv Region

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Overnight and on Wednesday morning, Russian troops were firing on Kharkiv region. A Ukrainian regional governor says Russian troops advancing on the country’s northeastern city of Kharkiv have killed over a dozen civilians and left more wounded.

Civilians killed and wounded as enemy shells Kharkiv Region - The Freedom News

This was announced on Telegram by the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov.

Oleg Synegubov, governor of the Kharkiv region, said in a Telegram post Tuesday that Russian forces killed 15 people and left 16 wounded in what he described as a targeted attack on the area. The report follows other allegations that Russian forces have deliberately selected civilian targets and comes as the Kremlin continues to shift its plan of attack in the four-month-old conflict.

“This is terrorism,” Synegubov said in the post. “These are crimes against humanity that must be punished!”

According to Synegubov, the civilians were killed in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, and other nearby smaller communities. Synegubov said an 8-year-old girl died in the attacks and her mother was injured.

Apartment blocks and outbuildings in Chuhuiv were destroyed. Preliminary reports say two people were killed and another two injured. The report is also being verified.

An apartment block was damaged in the village of Zolochiv, Bohodukhiv district, where a fire broke out. So far, one body was retrieved from under the rubble. As the rescue effort is underway, it is likely that two more people could remain trapped under the ruins, said the administration chief.

Last night, a person was injured in the Russian shelling in Shevchenkove, Kupyansk district.

At the line of contact, the enemy keeps firing barrel and jet artillery, conducting air reconnaissance missions in Kharkiv direction. In the area of ​​Izium, the Russian troops continue the assault operation toward Sloviansk.

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