KHARKIV, UKRAINE, Jan 23 — Russia shelled Kharkiv twice this morning.

Around 4:01 a.m., there were four hits in the suburbs of Kharkiv. Children were wounded. Residential buildings in the private sector, a recreation camp, a sanatorium school, and a gas pipeline were damaged.

At 7:14 a.m., Russian army attacked the Kyivskyi and Saltivskyi districts of Kharkiv several times. There were at least six explosions. There is information that the Russians used Kh-22 missiles.

The head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, reported this.

In the Kyivskyi district of Kharkiv, the entrances to a high-rise building were destroyed. Rescuers are still searching for people under the rubble.

Four people were killed in the shelling, including two women aged 56 and 40. 42 people were wounded, including four children with severe injuries.

Police officers who were removing the rubble were wounded

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

“About a thousand windows were smashed. The air temperature is -7 degrees Celsius [19 degrees Fahrenheit — ed.] We had to turn off the heating in 20 houses. Electricity was cut off in 14 [houses], gas supply was cut off in 12. All relevant services are working at the hit sites. People are being provided with all the necessary assistance, including three heating stations,” he said.

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The investigative task force, forensic experts, and pyrotechnicians work at the hit sites. Investigators started criminal proceedings into the violation of the laws and customs of war under Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.