Russian missile strike on residential building in Kharkiv Oblast kills 1, injures 2
A woman died under the rubble of an apartment building, two more people were injured (Photo:Oleh Synegubov/Telegram)
A Russian missile strike on a residential building in the village of Shevchenkove, Kharkiv Oblast, killed a woman and injured two other people, the oblast’s governor, Oleh Synegubov reported on the Telegram messenger service on Nov. 21.
He said that Russian S-300 missiles had hit a two-story apartment building, and another building nearby had been damaged.
Rescuers at the scene of the strike are continuing to clear rubble.
The press service of the State Emergency Service clarified on Telegram that the end wall of the residential building, its roof, and four apartments had been partially destroyed as a result of the Russian missile strike.
Russia frequently launches missile attacks on Kharkiv Oblast, targeting in particular critical infrastructure facilities.
Across Ukraine, Russia has for a month been waging a campaign of attacking critical civilian infrastructure, including power, water and heating facilities. The Kremlin’s aim appears to be to deny Ukrainian citizens essential services during winter, so that they in turn put pressure on the Ukrainian government to seek a ceasefire with Russia.
Ukraine has said it will not negotiate with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, and that it will seek to regain control of the whole of its territory, some of which has been under Russian military occupation since early 2014.
Since Russia launched its full-scale invasion and war on Ukraine on Feb. 24, Ukraine has liberated around half of the area of land that Russian invasion forces occupied in the initial stage of the invasion.
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