This story will be updated as soon as more details about the attack is known. 

Update May 23, 1:29 p.m.: The death toll of the attack rises to seven, reports Kharkiv police.

Update May 23, 1:18 p.m.: The fire around the printing enterprise has spread to 500 square meters. It’s already localized. All victims of the attack worked there.

Update May 23, 1:06 p.m.: The number of injured in Russian missile strikes rises up to 16, reports Governor Oleh Syniehubov. Preliminary investigation shows Russians hit the city with S-300 missiles.

KHARKIV, UKRAINE, May 23 — At about 10:25 a.m., Russia hit Kharkiv with at least 15 missile strikes. Kharkiv Governor Oleh Syniehubov reported that, as of 12:29, the attacks killed six people and injured 11. 

Russia often attacks Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city that’s 19 miles from the state border, targeting civilian and critical infrastructure. The attacks intensified since the Russians began their new ground offensive north and northeast of the Kharkiv region on May 10. 

Russians hit a civilian printing enterprise that works in the publishing industry, their manufacturing site is burning. Rescuers and city workers are working on the impact sites.  

Syniehubov said, “Russian terrorists are taking advantage of Ukraine’s lack of proper protection with air-defense systems and lack of reliable opportunities to destroy [their] missile launchers where they are located, [which is] near our borders.”

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