Russian attacks on Kherson, Kharkiv leave at least four dead

Rescue teams in northeast search rubble of Kharkiv building, as Russian shelling hits southern city of Kherson.

A fire engine at the side of a bombed building in Kharkiv, Ukraine. It's dark, but there is damage to the top of the building.
The apartment block was badly damaged by the missile [Vitalii Hnidy/Reuters]

An air raid on Ukraine’s northeastern city of Kharkiv has killed at least one person, as three people were killed in the southern city of Kherson amid renewed Russian shelling.

“Today, the Russian army has been shelling Kherson atrociously all day,” Zelensky said in his Sunday evening video address.

“Two women, nurses, were wounded in the hospital. As of now, there are reports of six wounded and three dead.”

The front in southern Ukraine has been considerably quieter since Moscow withdrew from Kherson city in November last year.

The region is one of four in the south and east that Russia claimed to have annexed last year although it did not fully control the territories, and the regional capital is still subject to frequent shelling.

A missile also hit a block of flats in Kharkiv, killing one woman, injuring at least three others and causing widespread damage, regional governor Oleh Syniehubov said.

Pictures from the scene showed fire engulfing part of a residential building in the country’s second-biggest city.

Rescue workers amid the rubble of the ruined Kharkiv apartment block. It is illuminated by a flood light
Ukrainian firefighters work at the site of the Kharkiv apartment building after an air raid on Sunday night. At least one woman was killed [Vitalii Hnidyi/Reuters]

Syniehubov said on Sunday the attack took place in the city’s central Kyiv district.

“Three people were slightly injured. Unfortunately, an elderly woman was killed,” Syniehubov wrote on Telegram. “Her husband was nearby when the strike occurred and by a miracle suffered no serious injuries.”

Syniehubov told the Suspilne media outlet that rescue teams were searching for another missing elderly woman who they feared had been trapped under the rubble.

“The fourth floor has been destroyed. This is an old building,” he was quoted as saying. “We understand that the second and third floors were heavily damaged. The entire section of the building is no longer fit for habitation.”

Source: Reuters