Russian troops used Pion artillery system to shell Kharkiv this morning

Russian troops used Pion artillery system to shell Kharkiv this morning

On the morning of August 30, Russian troops shelled the central quarters of Kharkiv using a Pion self-propelled heavy artillery system.

Dmytro Chubenko, a spokesperson for the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office, told this to Ukrinform.

“The shelling of Kharkiv was conducted with a Pion self-propelled 203mm heavy artillery,” Chubenko said.

He clarified the previous information provided by Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov regarding the five dead.

"There are only four dead. Two people died in a public recreational area, two - on Kultury street near a multi-storey residential building. Another 11 people were injured," the spokesperson said.

Pion is a Soviet self-propelled 203mm heavy artillery. Its range is up to 47 kilometers. Kharkiv was shelled from such guns on May 26. At that time, eight people died, including a 5-month-old baby. About 20 more people were injured.

As reported, Russian troops shelled the central part of Kharkiv around 10:00, hitting, in particular, park recreational areas. As a result of the shelling, a fire broke out in one of the residential buildings. As of 11:00, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported about five dead and seven wounded.


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