UKRAINE, KHARKIV, May 31 —  At night, the Russian troops attacked Kharkiv with S-300 missiles, killing four and injuring 26, including two children and a rescue worker who came to help after the first missile hit, reported the Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov. 

Currently, eight people are in the hospital, and two of them have severe injuries. The double-tap missile attack injured a 12-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy. They were hospitalized with minor injuries. 

Russia attacks Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city 19 miles from the state border, and its suburbs frequently — even more so since the beginning of their new ground offensive from north and northeast of the Kharkiv region on May 10. 

One Russian missile hit a five-story building, the second hit a sewing workshop, and the third hit a shop in a three-story building. All impact sites are in the Novobavarskyi district of Kharkiv.  The missile attack also damaged apartments and houses. 

The Governor said that there is no military infrastructure near the hit sites. 

On May 30, around 2:00 a.m., Russian troops conducted a missile attack on Kharkiv, injuring seven people. 

The strike damaged residential buildings in the Nemyshlianskyi and Slobidskyi districts of the city and a two-story building of a municipal enterprise. The Russian attack also damaged the building of the Kharkiv State Biotechnology University.

In total, Russia has attacked Kharkiv with missiles, glider bombs, or drone strikes 1,700 times since January 2024, Oleh Syniehubov told Ukrainska Pravda, in an interview published on May 25. More than 230 of them were missile attacks. 

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  • The Russian shelling of Kharkiv and the region injured nine people, including seven people in Kharkiv, one man in Ruska Lozova, and one woman in the village of Kolisnykivka in the Kupiansk district, reported the Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov.