Russians hit Kharkiv with missiles, targeting industrial enterprise

22 February, 12:39 PM
Local residents near a residential building destroyed by Russian attacks in Kharkiv, December 2, 2022 (Photo:REUTERS/Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy)

Local residents near a residential building destroyed by Russian attacks in Kharkiv, December 2, 2022 (Photo:REUTERS/Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy)

The Russian military launched another missile attack on Kharkiv on Feb. 22, with four explosions ringing across the city, Suspilne Kharkiv reported on Telegram on Feb. 22.

The mayor of the city, Ihor Terekhov, said that the invaders could launch new missiles from the territory of Russia.

According to preliminary data, there are four strikes in the Kyiv district of the city. Oleh Synehubov, head of the Kharkiv Oblast Military Administration (OVA), said that the enemy was targeting infrastructure facilities.

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The Regional Center of Emergency Medical Assistance said two civilians were wounded in the attack – they have minor injuries and are being treated.

According to Terekhov, the Russians targeted industrial facilities, and reports about casualties and destruction are being verified.

Head of the President’s Office Andriy Yermak confirmed on Telegram at 11:07 a.m. that Russia had fired four missiles at an industrial enterprise.

The attack occurred during a nationwide air raid alert in Ukraine, which was triggered when a MiG-31K warplane took off in Russia.

The MiG-31K can carry Kinzhal supersonic missiles, which can be fitted with nuclear warheads. The missiles have a range of 2,000 kilometers, meaning they could strike anywhere in Ukraine.

On Feb. 16, Russia fired at infrastructure facilities in Kharkiv with S-300 missiles. As a result of the impact, vehicles and the railway track were damaged.

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