KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, Apr 04 — This afternoon, the Russian army attacked the Kharkiv district between the settlements, killing a 36-year-old man, reported the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov.

“The strike killed a civilian man who was in a tractor at the time of the strike. The details are being established,” Oleh Syniehubov said.

Later, the Kharkiv police said that they had recorded a Russian missile hitting the ground. Specialists are establishing the type of weapon.

“Nearby, employees of an agricultural enterprise were working in the field, cultivating the land. A man born in 1987 died due to the shelling. A 21-year-old and a 55-year-old man were injured,” the police said.

An investigative team, forensic experts, and explosive experts are currently working at the site.

About the Russian drone attack on Kharkiv

Starting from 01:16 a.m., Russia launched a Shahed drone attack on Kharkiv, reports Oleh Syniehubov. According to him, Russia attacked the city with at least 15 drones. Ukrainian air defense forces downed some of them. 

The Russian army hit the Novobavarskyi, Slobidskyi, and Saltivskyi districts of the city. Four people were killed, and 12 others sustained injuries of varying degrees: three people have severe injuries, and five have moderate injuries, the rest — light.

In the Novobavarskyi district of Kharkiv, the drone strike damaged a residential apartment building. The attack also damaged shops, trade pavilions, pharmacies, cars, a medical facility, etc. After the first responders arrived at the hit site, Russia hit the area with another drone attack in a double-tap attack, killing three workers of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service. 

Another Russian drone attacked a high-rise building in the same district, killing a 69-year-old woman and destroying balconies of the upper stories in the building, glassings, and other construction elements. 

The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office also confirmed that the energy facilities of the Kharkiv region were among the targets of the attack. Part of Kharkiv is currently without power.

UPD from Apr 4, 7:00 p.m: Mistranslation in the title fixed.

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