At least two killed in Russian missile strike on Kharkiv market

Lviv, Ukraine, Jan 9 (EFE).- At least two people were killed and several others were wounded, including a minor, Ukrainian officials said, after Russian missiles struck a market in a recently liberated town in the northeast region of Kharkiv on Monday morning.


“The occupiers launched a missile attack on Shevchenkove town in Kupyansk district. An enemy missile hit the territory of a local market. Two women were killed. Three more women and a 10-year-old girl were injured,” the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement on Telegram.


Russian forces abandoned Shevchenkove in September after having occupied the town for six months since invading Ukraine in late February.


The head of the regional military administration, Oleh Syniehubov, had first reported that the attack had left seven civilians wounded, including a 13-year-old girl, citing data from the Regional Emergency Medical Care Center.


Shortly afterwards he said that a 60-year-old woman was killed in the attack, and specified that the other victims have been hospitalized, while rescue teams were still on the scene to remove the debris.


“According to preliminary data, the enemy fired at the settlement with an S-300 missile system from the territory of the Russian region of Belgorod,” the Prosecutor’s Office said, which borders Ukraine. EFE
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