Land mine injures farmer near Kharkiv

31 July, 02:33 PM
A school in Kharkiv, destroyed by Russian shelling (Photo:REUTERS/Sofiia Gatilova)

A school in Kharkiv, destroyed by Russian shelling (Photo:REUTERS/Sofiia Gatilova)

As Russia continues to pelt Kharkiv with artillery, a Ukrainian farmer in a nearby village was injured by a land mine while harvesting crops, the head of the Kharkiv regional administration, Oleh Synehubov, said in a Telegram post on July 31.

"This is not the first such case, so I once again urge our farmers to refrain from working their fields before our sappers give the all-clear – don’t put your lives at risk,” said Synehubov.

The official added that an earlier Russian missile strike on Kharkiv damaged an industrial enterprise, with no casualties. Preliminary reports suggest the attack was carried out with S-300 surface-to-air missiles and switched to a ground attack mode.

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A 39-year-old man in Derhachi was injured in an earlier Russian attack on July 30, while a five-hectare wheat field was set ablaze in Zolochiv.

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