Russian troops used Pion artillery system to shell Kharkiv this morning
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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