Russia attacks national police, security service buildings in Kharkiv
The shell-hit wreckage of the regional police department in Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine featured in a video published by Advisor to the Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko on March 2.
Gerashchenko said the Russian invaders also fired on the building of Ukraine’s SBU security service in the city of Kharkiv.
The building of Kharkiv National University was also damaged.
“These shots show the building of the Faculty of Sociology of the Karazin National University – located across the street from the police department building – on fire,” Gerashchenko wrote.
Public broadcaster UA:PBC also reports that the invaders attacked the building of the SBU.
The number of casualties in the attacks is yet to be reported.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a "military operation" against Ukraine at 0500 on Feb. 24. Previously, the Russian government repeatedly stated that it would not attack Ukraine, while for months it had been massing troops and equipment next to Ukraine’s borders.
The war continues for a seventh day. Russia is advancing from the north, east and south.
Russia on Feb. 28 launched an air raid on the outskirts of Brovary, a town just outside Kyiv. In Kharkiv, the invaders fired on residential areas of the city using Grad multiple rocket launcher systems. On top of that, Russian troops carried out a powerful artillery strike on residential areas of the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv.
A powerful barrage of shells hit Kharkiv on March 1, with cruise missiles exploding on Ploshcha Svobody (Freedom Square), the largest square in Europe. The occupiers also fired a missile at the broadcaster’s control room on the television tower in Kyiv, killing five people. On the night of March 2, Zhytomyr – a city about 120 km west of Kyiv – was subjected to rocket fire.
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