Russian drones kill 7 people, including 3 children, in Ukraine’s Kharkiv

Feb 10, 2024

Kyiv, Russia drone attack on ukrainethe city of KharkivSeven people, including three young children, were killed in the fire that broke out and damaged infrastructure and residential homes, regional authorities said Saturday.
oleh sinehubovThe Kharkiv regional governor said Russian forces attacked the city late Friday, damaging civilian infrastructure, causing several major fires and damaging at least 15 residential homes in the east of Kharkiv.
“As a result of the attacks, seven people died, including three children: seven, four years old and a baby of about six months,” he said on the Telegram messaging app.
Three people were injured, he said.
The Ukrainian Air Force said air defense and mobile groups of drone hunters shot down 23 of 31 Russian-launched drones that were targeting the Kharkiv region in the north-east of the country and the Odessa region in the south.
In Kharkiv, the head of the local prosecutor's office, Oleksandr FilchkovA video posted on Telegram said three drones attacked a petrol station in the city's Nemishliansky district.
“There was a huge amount of fuel and that's why the fire had such dire consequences,” Filchakov said.
Officials said firefighters and rescue workers worked throughout the night to deal with the consequences of the strike, extinguishing fires and removing debris.
Sinyhubov also said that Russian drones attacked a restaurant in the small town velky burluk, about 100 kilometers from Kharkiv. He said there were no casualties there.
Reuters was not able to independently confirm details of the attack. Russia did not immediately respond to a request for comment but has said it does not intentionally target civilian sites.
Kharkiv has been under regular attack since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and has been the target of frequent Russian attacks in recent weeks.
The regional governor in the Black Sea port of Odessa said one person was injured in the drone strike.

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