10 Killed, 35 Hurt In Rocket Strike In Ukraine, Zelensky Says Protecting Kyiv

Kharkiv: At least 10 are reported dead and 35 injured on Tuesday in the rocket strike by the Russian forces on the centre of Ukraine’s second-largest city. Interior Ministry adviser Anton Herashchenko in a social media post has said that the toll of deaths and casualties will be rising.

“The rubble is being cleared and there will be even more victims and wounded,” he said.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that the Russian Missile had hit the central square of the city. He termed this act of Russia as a “war crime” and “undisguised terror”. “Nobody will forgive. Nobody will forget,” Zelenskyy said. Further, he added that on the sixth day of the Russian invasion, “the defence of the capital today is the key priority for the state.”

Russian shelling hit civilian targets in Ukraine’s second-largest city again Tuesday.

As per the estimates by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, one million were internally displaced people in Ukraine whereas 6,60,000 fled the country.

Many Indian nationals are stranded in Ukraine. Amid a shelling of Russian forces at Ukraine’s Kharkiv, an Indian student has been killed. The student has been identified as Naveen SG, hailed from Karnataka.

Regional administration chief Oleh Sinehubov said the administration headquarters in the city centre came under Russian shelling a day ago.

During Monday’s shelling at the city, at least 11 people were killed and several others were injured.

Images posted online showed the building’s facade and interior were badly damaged by a powerful explosion that also blew up part of its roof. The state emergency agency said the attack wounded six people, including a child.

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