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15 People Injured, 20 Buildings Damaged in Russian Missile Attack on Kharkiv

15 People Injured, 20 Buildings Damaged in Russian Missile Attack on Kharkiv
Source: Kharkiv Region Prosecutor's Office/Telegram

On Orthodox Easter Sunday, May 5th, Russian forces launched a missile attack on a residential area in downtown Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city. Local authorities report at least 15 injuries.

Initial reports from Kharkiv region Governor Oleh Syniehubov indicated five wounded after a guided bomb struck the Shevchenkivskyi district. Later updates from the Kharkiv region Prosecutor’s Office clarified the weapon used as three UMPB D-30 SN glide bombs, a newly developed Russian technology.

Following the initial downtown attack, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported two additional injuries from residents inside their homes. Governor Syniehubov later confirmed medical treatment for 15 people after the strike damaged 20 houses and vehicles.

As Ukraine celebrated Easter, Russia further intensified its attacks with Shahed kamikaze drones overnight on May 5, injuring six more in Kharkiv. Debris from shooting down the drones in the Osnovianskyi district reportedly caused fires in eight private homes.

Recent weeks have seen a surge in Russian assaults on Kharkiv, using a variety of weaponry including missiles, glide bombs, and kamikaze drones, resulting in the destruction of vital energy infrastructure and civilian casualties.

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