No casualties in overnight shelling of Kharkiv

15 August, 10:48 AM
The occupiers shelled Kharkiv at night (Photo:REUTERS/Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy)

The occupiers shelled Kharkiv at night (Photo:REUTERS/Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy)

Russian artillery has struck an industrial facility in Kharkiv overnight, city Mayor Ihor Terekhov said in a Telegram post on Aug. 15.

A local business was targeted by the strike, according to the mayor.

“At 02.50 a.m., (Kharkiv’s) Slobidskyi District was shelled; the premises of one of the city’s enterprises was hit,” said Terekhov.

Slobidskyi District is in the south of Kharkiv, just north of Kharkiv International Airport.

Terekhov added that preliminary reports do not suggest there were any casualties in the attack.

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Public broadcaster Suspilne reported at least 12 explosions could be heard in the city during the attack.

Previously, on Aug. 13, two Russian missile strikes at Kharkiv damaged a local college.

While Ukrainian forces liberated much of the territory immediately around Kharkiv in the early days of Russia’s full-scale invasion, the city of Kharkiv still comes under regular artillery and rocket attack from Russian-controlled areas of the oblast, and from missiles fired from neighboring Belgorod Oblast in Russia.

Around 40% of Kharkiv oblast currently remains under Russian occupation.

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