Kyiv: A rocket hit the police headquarters in Ukraine’s Kharkiv city on Wednesday. According to UNIAN news agency, the building was nearly destroyed and firefighters were trying to put out the fire.
A building of Karazin National University was also on fire following the attack, BBC quoted Anton Geraschenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s Interior Minister, as saying.
The city mayor said, at least 21 people were killed and 112 injured in shelling in the second most populous city.
In a Facebook post, Oleh Sinehubov, the head of the Kharkiv regional administration, said Ukrainian defence positions were “constantly under the influence of enemy fire, aviation, jet artillery, and firearms”, overnight, The Guardian reported.
According to the Ukrainian military, the aerial assault began just as air raid sirens were starting to sound in Kharkiv and the surrounding region.
The statement said that the Russian troops attacked a regional military hospital, and that fighting is ongoing.