At least 14 people, including three children, were injured after invading Russian forces shelled the city of Kharkiv with multiple launch rocket systems on Sept. 9, the city’s mayor, Ihor Terekhov, reported on Telegram.
According to the mayor, the city’s central Shevchenkivskyi district came under shelling, resulting in fires breaking out in a kindergarten and at a gas station.
“Private houses were hit, some of them are on fire,” Terekhov said.
“A children’s art center, a school and a sports infrastructure facility were also hit.”
Kharkiv Regional Governor Oleh Syniehubov said fire and rescue teams were working at the scene.
Russia regularly shells Kharkiv, destroying infrastructure and killing civilians.
Russian invaders shelled the city and the region overnight on Sept. 9. As a result, four residents of the region were killed and another 10 were injured. In addition, a 53-year-old woman died in a hospital in Kharkiv.