Three explosives specialists killed, four injured near Kharkiv

Three explosives specialists killed, four injured near Kharkiv

Three explosives specialists of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine were killed and four were seriously injured while clearing cluster munitions near Kharkiv.

The head of the Kharkiv regional military administration, Oleh Syniehubov, reported this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

"Unfortunately, while clearing Russian cluster munitions near Kharkiv, three explosives specialists were killed and four were wounded. They are now in hospital. In total, 31 people, including four children, were injured in the shelling by the Russians in the past 24 hours. Three civilians died," he said.

According to him, over the past day, Russian troops launched significantly fewer attacks using artillery, mortars and MLRS than in the previous period - 23. They fired at the residential areas of Pivnichna Saltivka, Piatykhatky, Oleksiyivka, the city center, KhTZ, and Derhachi. However, a missile attack was recorded.

The town of Izium remains the hottest spot. According to Syniehubov, Ukrainian troops are successfully repelling enemy attacks, destroying their equipment and manpower.

Syniehubov also asked civilians not to go out on the streets of Kharkiv without urgent need and to stay in shelters.

"The enemy cannot approach Kharkiv. Our Armed Forces are holding their positions, they are advancing in some areas. Therefore, the Russians resort to shameful shelling of residential neighborhoods," he said.

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