Around 9:30 p.m. on August 17, the occupiers again shelled the Saltiv district of Kharkiv. After the explosion, a strong fire started in the residential building.
According to the head of HOVA, 6 civilians were killed, 16 were injured. The information is being clarified.
Rescuers and emergency medical personnel are working on the spot.
Volodymyr Zelenskyi commented on another shelling of Kharkiv:
“When you hear about Kharkiv’s Saltivka, it hurts again. Pain for all of Ukraine. Pain for Kharkiv. Rocket attack… On the dormitory… The building was completely destroyed. We are establishing the exact number of dead and wounded. A vile and cynical attack on civilians that has no justification and demonstrates the powerlessness of the aggressor. We will not forgive, we will take revenge.”
Rescuers are working on the spot, four people have already been pulled out from under the rubble, the mayor of the city, Igor Terekhov, said.
Photo: press service of the UPP of the Kharkiv region.
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