A 10 year old boy died and others 23 people were injured in a russian bombing that reached several residential buildings in Kharkovin northeastern Ukraine, local authorities indicated this Friday.
The attack occurred one day after the bombing carried out in the town of Grozain the same region, where they died 51 people.
“New Russian attack against civilians. The body of a 10-year-old boy was found in the rubble.“, indicated on Telegram the Ukrainian Minister of the Interior, Igor Klymenko.
“Two residential buildings were damaged, and a three-story residential building destroyed”he added.
The Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelensky said Thursday that a Russian missile attack that killed more than 50 people in a Ukrainian village was “not a blind attack.” and that the Russian troops could not have been unaware of where they were attacking.
“A deliberate missile attack on a village in the Kharkiv region, an ordinary shop and cafe,” Zelensky said in his late-night video speech, delivered while attending a European Political Community summit in Spain.
“People gathered there for a memorial dinner. Christian memorial dinner. Who could launch a missile at them? who? “Just absolute evil.”added the president.
The regional governor, Oleg Sinegubovgave part of 23 injuredamong them a eleven month old baby.
Police said shortly afterward that the buildings were hit with two Iskander ballistic missiles.
An agency photographer AFP At the scene he saw what appeared to be the fragment of one of those missiles at the bottom of a crater, on a street in the center of the city. Around them, several civilian vehicles were overturned or burned.
Likewise, Russia launched a new series of nighttime drone attacks against different targets in central, northeastern and southern Ukraine.
Ukraine said it had shot down 25 of the 33 Shahed drones launched, without specifying which targets were hit by the other eight devices.
Previously, Oleg Kipergovernor of the southwestern Odessa region, said drones had damaged a grain warehouse in the port of Izmail, and set fire to nine trucks.
This Danube port has been a regular target of Russian attacks for weeks. It is an important infrastructure for Ukraine, as it serves for the transportation of agricultural products, and in particular wheat.
Russia drops aerial bombs daily on the corridor Black Sea opened by the Ukrainian Navy to allow exports of raw materials in defiance of the naval blockade declared by Moscow, denounced the spokesperson for the Ukrainian Southern Command, Natalia Gumeniuk.
”At this time we do not observe any activity of groups of enemy ships in the grain corridor area, but they are trying to control the situation there with the use of tactical aviation”Gumeniuk explained on Ukrainian television.
According to the press officer of the Southern Command, Russian planes launch aerial bombs “every day” – which allow the aircraft not to get too close to their targets – in the areas of the corridor through which the merchant ships that use it are expected to navigate. .
After forcing Russia to withdraw its ships to its Black Sea coast to avoid being hit by Ukrainian drones and missiles, Ukraine recently opened a new corridor that runs partially through the waters of countries of the NATO such as Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey and has allowed the three Ukrainian ports in the Odessa region to reopen.
Meanwhile, the russian forces destroyed eight Ukrainian drones in the west of the country, without reporting injuries or damage, a day after a deadly attack by the Kremlin against the Ukrainian town of Groza.
The Russian Defense Ministry indicated that the attempted drone attack against Belgorod and Kursk It happened Thursday night.
“The attempt by the kyiv regime to carry out a terrorist attack with drones against objects on the territory of the Russian Federation was prevented,” the ministry said on Telegram.
He stated that a drone was destroyed over Kursk and seven others were shot down over Belgorod and the surrounding region.
“Operational services are clarifying information about the consequences on the ground,” the governor of Belgorod wrote on Telegram, Vyacheslav Gladkov.
(With information from EFE and AFP)