Russian Army Hits Kharkiv With Missiles for the Third Time Today

Yana Sliemzina - 23 January 2024 | 23:19

UKRAINE, KHARKIV, Jan 23 — The Russian army hit the Kyivskyi district of Kharkiv with a missile attack for the third time today, reported Kharkiv oblast governor, Oleh Syniehubov. 

Emergency services are already working at three hit sites. Information about the victims is being clarified. 

According to Syniehubov, medics are currently helping four injured people, a four-year-old child among them. A child’s injuries are not life-threatening. Two women are also hospitalized with moderate injuries. 

Ihor Terekhov noted that Russia attacked civilian infrastructure again, “There are no military objects there. Only residential buildings or civilian infrastructure like shops, hospitals, pharmacies.” 

Read more: Russian Missile Attack on January 23, in Photos: the Aftermath 

What’s known about Russian missile attacks on Kharkiv on January 23 

Russians launched the first attack at about 4 a.m., with four hits at the Kharkiv suburbs. The missile strikes injured children and damaged buildings in a private sector, a recreational camp, a sanatorium school, and a gas pipeline. Earlier, around 03:30 a.m., Russia also attacked Balakliia, injuring another two civilians.  

The second series of Russian strikes hit around 07:14 a.m.; residents heard at least six explosions. Oleh Syniehubov, the governor of the Kharkiv oblast, reported that the attack destroyed entrances to a multi-story residential building. This attack also killed eight people and injured 57

According to the Kharkiv mayor, Ihor Terekhov, the Russian shelling damaged 30 residential buildings. 

The attack also left some parts of the city without electricity. Kharkivoblenergo [Ukrainian state-owned energy supply company — ed.] specialists have restored power supply to 90% of subscribers. They are still working on restoring power to the rest. 

Photo credits: Russia shelled Kharkiv twice on the morning of January 23. Rescuers are sorting through the rubble / Ivan Samoilov for Gwara Media

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