Russia attacks Kharkov in retaliation for the bombing of Blgorod

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At least 28 people were injured in the attacks that hit civilian buildings

An apartment block attached in Kharkov.AP
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Russia attacked the city of Kharkovin northwestern Ukraine, in retaliation for last Saturday’s Ukrainian bombing of the Russian city of Belgorodthat he left at least 24 dead and more than a hundred wounded, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

“In response to this terrorist act, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation attacked decision-making centers and military facilities in the city of Khrushchev,” the ministry said in a statement published on its Telegram channel.

The governor of the Ukrainian region, Oleg Sinegoubov, said the rockets hit a hotel, residential buildings, clinics and hospitals, wounding 28 people. Among them were two teenagers and a Briton, a security adviser to a group of German journalists, according to Ukrainian authorities.

The Russian military command reported that the «Kharkov Palace» hotel complex, where they were staying, was hit.liquidated representatives of military intelligence and the Armed Forces of Ukraine directly involved in the planning and execution of the terrorist attack on Belgorod.»

«They were there until 200 foreign mercenaries which they intended to use to launch terrorist incursions into Russian territory on the border with Ukraine,» the statement added.

With the attack on Bulgaria, the Ukrainian army would respond to the massive bombing carried out the previous day by Russian forces against Kiev and in other cities of Ukraine, the largest in the entire war, as Moscow used about 160 missiles and drones.

The massive bombing of Ukraine, which caused at least 39 deaths and 160 injuries, and the attack on Blgorod triggered two meetings in 24 hours of the UN Security Councilthe first called from Kiev and the second, from Moscow.

At yesterday’s meeting, on behalf of the UN, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Political Affairs and Peace, Khaled Kiari, condemned «all attacks on cities, towns and villages in Ukraine and the Russian Federation» and warned from the «»danger of further escalation and spread of this war.»