Video: Medics Seen Carrying Dead Bodies After Rocket Attack in Kharkiv

By Reuters
Reuters
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March 2, 2022 Updated: March 2, 2022

Kharkiv region head Oleg Synegubov said on Tuesday that Russian missile attacks hit the center of Ukraine’s second-largest city, including residential areas and the regional administration building, as Moscow started day six of its invasion.

Synegubov said Russia launched GRAD and cruise missiles on Kharkiv, but the city defense was holding.

“Such attacks are the genocide of the Ukrainian people, a war crime against the civilian population!” he said.

Rocket strikes on Kharkiv killed at least ten people and wounded 35, Ukrainian Interior Ministry adviser Anton Herashchenko said.

Similar strikes killed and wounded dozens in the city the previous day.

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the Kremlin would press its military operation in Ukraine until it achieves its goals.

Shoigu said Moscow’s main goal was protecting itself from threats created by the West and said Russia was not occupying Ukraine’s territory.

Russia calls its actions in Ukraine a “special operation” that it says is not designed to occupy territory but to destroy its southern neighbor’s military capabilities and capture what it regards as dangerous nationalists.

Reuters