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Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties

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Russia fired missiles at Kharkiv

On the night of May 31, Russian troops once again attacked Kharkiv with ballistic missiles. Russian terrorists hit an apartment building in the middle of the night. Six people were killed.

A fire broke out and there was destruction. This was reported by Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov. The first explosions occurred at about 23:50, and at 00:15 repeated explosions were heard.

Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties
Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties

As Terekhov wrote, two arrivals were recorded in the area of dense residential buildings. According to preliminary information, the second arrivals were to the same place as the first.

Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties

As of 04:00, 23 people have been reported injured as a result of Russian shelling. Among them are two children – a boy and a girl aged 12 – and an emergency medical worker.

Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties

The head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, reported on Telegram that the enemy had again used double-strike tactics while medics, rescuers, and law enforcement officers were already working at the scene.

According to preliminary data, the occupiers fired S-300 missiles in the Novobavarskyi district of Kharkiv. All the hits were to civilian infrastructure.

Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties

The Kharkiv regional prosecutor's office later reported that more than 20 multi-story residential buildings were damaged and a private enterprise was destroyed.

At 07:25 in the morning, the State Emergency Service reported that five fire centers had appeared at the site of the attack at different addresses with a total area of about 1200 square meters. The explosions damaged residential buildings, outbuildings, vehicles, private businesses, and commercial facilities.

One of the rockets hit a five-story residential building, destroying the structures from the 3rd to the 5th floors of one of the entrances. A fire broke out over an area of 80 square meters. Rescuers rescued six people from the dilapidated building, including one child. A missile strike on Kharkiv killed three people and injured at least 24 others.

Emergency search operations at the site of the destroyed residential building continue.

At 07:56, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, said that the number of victims of the enemy attack had increased to 25 people, and three people were killed.

According to him, at 23:50, enemy rocket attacks took place in several locations:

▪️ A five-story residential building: the 3rd to 5th floors were partially destroyed, and a fire broke out. Two people were killed and 25 people were injured, including two children – a boy and a girl aged 12.

Also, a fire truck and an ambulance were damaged as a result of the repeated shelling at 00:15.

▪️ A man born in 1959 was killed when a rocket hit the ground on the territory of a civilian enterprise.

Another missile hit a three-story administrative building. Currently, the consequences of the enemy shelling are being eliminated.

Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties
Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties
Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties

As of 08:20, Oleh Syniehubov reported that the number of victims had increased to 4.

"Unfortunately, another body was found in the destroyed house. At the moment, there are four dead," he said in a statement.

Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties

At 09:30, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration announced that the number of victims had increased to five.

"The death toll has increased, another body of a man has been unblocked from the rubble. In total, five people died during the night of the Russian terrorist attack. The rescue and search operation continues. All services are working at the scene," said Syniehubov.

As of 3:19 p.m., the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office reported that the death toll in Kharkiv had risen to six.

According to Serhiy Bolvinov, head of the Investigative Department of the Kharkiv Regional Police, the victims of the Russian strike include a mother and daughter. The 69-year-old woman, who lived on the fifth floor of the building destroyed by the Russian strike, and her 39-year-old daughter, who stayed overnight, were thrown out of the apartment by the explosion. The mother was found in the morning, and her daughter was discovered a few hours later. The woman's body was so mutilated that DNA testing will be required to confirm her identity.

Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties
Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties
Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties
Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties
Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties

At 16:24, the Kharkiv regional police said that the bodies of a 69-year-old woman and an unidentified man were found at night. In the morning, a 29-year-old resident of the house was found, and a few hours later, rescuers retrieved the bodies of a 39-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man. Another man, born in 1959, died not far from the site of the second missile hit on the territory of a private enterprise.

Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties
Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties
Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties
Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties
Russians shelled a residential area of Kharkiv: a high-rise building was hit, there are damages and casualties

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