That’s according to Oleh Syniehubov, head of Regional Military Administration, Ukrinform reports.
"Unfortunately, the number of dead and wounded by a shelling of Saltivka has increased: six people died, 16 were injured," the official wrote on Telegram.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky also reacted to the brutal attack.
"When you hear about Kharkiv's Saltivka district, it about pain, once again. Pain for all of Ukraine. Pain for Kharkiv. A missile attack... On a dormitory... The building was completely destroyed. We are verifying the exact number of casualties. A vile and cynical attack on civilians that has no justification and demonstrates the aggressor’s powerlessness. We will not forgive, we will avenge this," Zelensky wrote on Telegram.
Earlier, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported that the attack took place near a residential building. Later, he clarified that as a result of the shelling, a massive fire set out in the apartment block, and that three people died.
Kharkiv and populated areas of the region suffer from Russian shelling on an almost daily basis. On August 7, the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office reported that more than 1,000 civilians, including 50 children, were killed in the region due to Russian aggression, while twice as many were injured.
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