(Updated) Mayor: Russia hit Kharkiv center with glide bombs, injuring 4

Yana Sliemzina - 10 April 2024 | 18:56
City workers clean up the debris in the aftermath of Russian drone attack on Kharkiv / Photo: Ivan Samoilov for Gwara Media

(Updated) KHARKIV, UKRAINE, Apr 10 — Oleh Syniehubov, Kharkiv Oblast Governor, reported that on April 9, Russia hit Kharkiv with UMPB-D30 glide bombs. The attack injured four: a 33-year-old woman and men of 27, 31, and 55 years.

KHARKIV, UKRAINE, Apr 9 — The Russian army attacked Kharkiv’s center. Residents heard two explosions. According to Kharkiv’s mayor’s Ihor Terekhov preliminary assessment, Russians hit the city with guided bombs, injuring at least three people and damaging a building of a civilian company. 

Oleh Syniehubov, the head of the Kharkiv regional military administration, reports the emergency services are working at the hit site, sorting out the debris and searching for the injured. 

Since mid-March, the Russian army has intensified its shelling of Kharkiv, using ballistic and cruise missiles, Shahed kamikaze drones, and a new modified UMPB-D30 glide air bombs. The Economist reports, citing anonymous military sources in Kyiv, Russia might want to turn Kharkiv into a “gray zone” that is unlivable for civilians.

During the past day, 20 towns and villages in Kharkiv region came under Russian artillery fire

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  • On April 7, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy issued a statement saying Ukraine is looking to provide Kharkiv with greater air defence. He said, “Patriots should now be deployed in Ukraine, so that later on they will not have to be used at least along the entire eastern flank of NATO.” 
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