Russian troops increase use of artillery in residential neighborhoods of Kharkiv, where Russian recognition group was defeated a few days earlier.
Until Monday, Russian forces used heavy weapons to a limited extent in populated areas but have increased their use of artillery north of Kyiv and in the neighborhood of Kharkiv and Chernihiv. the use of heavy artillery in densely populated urban areas are increasing dramatically risk of civilian casualties.
Ukrainian authorities in Kharkiv said they even expected more shelling and artillery bombardment with the participation of Russian planes. Tuesday morning, the Russian military fired rockets at building of Kharkiv regional state administration.
Liberty Square in Kharkiv, one of the largest squares in Europe, also came under fire. the city administration building is there. Video posted on social media showed that the volunteer tent in of face of the administration was damaged.
“According to preliminary informationThere is a hit in the Kharkiv regional state administration building the Opera House, the Philharmonic and part of the residential area”, the state emergency service of Ukraine (SESU) said in A declaration. “The state emergency service cannot be involved in the work at cause bombings.”
At least 10 people were killed and 35 injured in rocket strikes by Russian forces on the center of Kharkiv, Interior Ministry adviser Anton Herashchenko said in a post on social media.
“The rubble is being cleared and there will even be more victims and injured,” he said. All residents of Kharkiv are asked not to leave the shelters.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called on the attack an act of “undisguised terror.”
“No one will forgive. No one will forget,” he said.
Oleg Sinigubov, head of the Kharkiv regional state administration, reported that at night there was chaotic shelling in the region in all directions – Lipetsk, Belgorod, Chuguev and others. Sinigubov said Russia launched GRADs and cruise missiles on Kharkiv and was guilty of war crimes. He said the city the defenses held.
“During the day, the firefighters of the region liquidated 24 fires caused by enemy bombing raid. Dozens of burned civilian cars, in the village of Rogan, a residence building caught fire like a result of bombing raid. One person was injured and one dead,” Sinigubov said. ” Inasmuch as result of bombings, eight people were injured and 35 people were evacuated along Koltsevaya Street. The houses were on fire in districts of Izyum and Kharkiv,” he said. added.
“Such attacks are genocide of ukrainian peoplewar crime against the civilian population!” he said.
Some 24 fires caused by enemy the bombings were extinguished in one day 19 of their in Kharkiv, SESU said. In addition, SESU pyrotechnic units of The door out mine clearance work: 69 explosive objects were neutralized.
According to director of the American non-profit organization military research and analysis organization CNA, Michael Kofman, Monday, the Russian army was not doing whaton always taught him.
“The Russian army, first of everything is based on artillery, and so far in this war he only used part of the available fire weapons,” he said. According to him, the Russian ministry of The defense was trying to carry out “a full-climb invasion without a (real) military transaction.”
abandonment of this approach and an increase in the use of artillery, including in populated areas, are unavoidable, Kofman said.
Maybe the bombardment of Kharkov with The Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) is the first sign that the Russian army is ready to fight”like on taught him”, he added. It will inevitably lead to an increase in casualties among civilians population.