11 killed in attacks on Kharkiv and Kiev announces confrontation with dozens of Russian drones 11 killed in attacks on Kharkiv and Kiev announces confrontation with dozens of Russian drones

11 killed in attacks on Kharkiv and Kiev announces confrontation with dozens of Russian drones

11 killed in attacks on Kharkiv and Kiev announces confrontation with dozens of Russian drones
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Kharkiv Governor Oleg Sinigubov announced on Sunday that the death toll from the Russian strike on a store in the city yesterday, Saturday, had risen to 11 people, while the Ukrainian Air Force announced the destruction of 12 missiles and 31 drones launched by Moscow in an air attack overnight.

"The death toll in the Epicenter (store) has risen to 11," Sinigubov said.

The same source indicated on Saturday that 6 people died “at the scene,” while 40 were injured, while the search was continuing to determine the fate of 16 others.

Sinigubov explained that the Russian attack was carried out with two guided aerial bombs, and that among the dead were "men who were working in the store."

Heavy smoke was seen rising from the "Epicenter" store, a chain that sells appliances and household supplies. Firefighters worked to extinguish the fire that broke out in the store located on the northeastern outskirts of the city.

Zelensky and Macron condemn the strike

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky condemned the Russian strike.

He said in a post on Telegram, “Russia launched another brutal strike on our city, Kharkiv, a large building materials store, on Saturday at midday,” denouncing an attack on a target that was “clearly a civilian.”

In this context, French President Emmanuel Macron said that the Russian bombing was “unacceptable.” He wrote on the

The city of Kharkiv is located only tens of kilometers from the border with Russia, and is often subjected to Russian missile strikes.

The city is the center of a region of the same name. Moscow began a ground attack in the Kharkiv region on May 10, during which it was able to control several sites and force Kiev to send reinforcements to the region.

Zelensky visited Kharkiv on Friday and met with officials to discuss the defense of the region. On Saturday, he repeated his request to his Western allies to provide Kiev with air defense systems to provide “adequate protection” for the Ukrainian regions.

On Saturday evening, central Kharkiv was subjected to a new strike, leaving 18 wounded in an area that includes a post office, a hair salon and a cafΓ©, according to the city’s mayor, Igor Terekhov.

In a separate context, the Ukrainian Air Force said on Sunday that Ukrainian forces destroyed 12 missiles and all 31 drones launched by Russia during its latest air attack overnight, noting that the fate of two Kinzhal supersonic missiles is still unknown, but the authorities did not... Details are provided about where they fell.

The air force said missiles and drones were shot down over parts of southern, central, western and northern Ukraine.

In Russia, the governor of the Belgorod border region announced on Saturday that two people were killed in a Ukrainian bombing.

Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov said, “Ukrainian armed forces bombed the village of Oktyabrsky with a rocket launcher,” noting that fatal injuries were suffered by “a man and a woman,” who he said were “wound by shrapnel.”

On February 24, 2022, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine, and to end it, it stipulated that Kiev “abandon” plans to join military entities, which prompted capitals, led by Washington, to impose severe economic sanctions on Moscow.

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