An eight-year-old youngster was amongst 15 individuals killed by Russian shelling Tuesday within the jap Kharkiv area, governor Oleg Synegubov mentioned.
Situated in northeastern Ukraine, Kharkiv is a area that borders Russia the place many residents who fled firstly of the invasion have begun to return after Russian makes an attempt to seize Ukraine’s second metropolis have been repelled.
“Fifteen individuals died and 16 have been wounded. Such are the horrible penalties of Russian daytime shelling within the Kharkiv area,” Synegubov mentioned on Telegram.
The deaths and accidents occurred in 4 separate incidents, he added.
Russian forces had fired on Chuguiv, a city 30 kilometers (18 miles) southeast of Kharkiv metropolis, killing six and wounding 4, he mentioned.
One other 5 individuals died and 11 have been injured in Kharkiv metropolis, and the eight-year-old youngster was killed within the suburbs in an assault that additionally wounded his mom.
Three extra individuals died in Zolochiv, a small city 40 kilometers north of town.
“That is terrorism. These are crimes towards humanity that should be punished!” mentioned Synegubov.
Kharkiv metropolis, which lies simply 50 kilometers from the Russian border, was closely shelled by Moscow’s forces firstly of the invasion however Ukrainian forces regained management after battles that left town badly broken.
Russian troops have since refocused their efforts on taking the jap Donbas space, which includes the Donetsk and Lugansk areas southeast of Kharkiv.