Ukraine reports dozens killed in Kharkiv rocket attacks | Russia-Ukraine crisis News

Russian rockets hit Kharkiv whereas Mariupol is ‘hanging on’ and Russian troops are reportedly advancing in direction of Mykolaiv.

Dozens of individuals have been killed by Russian rocket assaults on the jap Ukrainian metropolis of Kharkiv, in response to an inside ministry adviser.

Anton Herashchenko’s remarks got here in a Fb put up on Monday, hours after blasts had been reported in Kharkiv by Ukraine’s State Service of Particular Communications and Data Safety in a short assertion on the Telegram messaging app.

“Kharkiv has simply been massively fired upon by grads (rockets). Dozens of useless and a whole bunch of wounded,” he mentioned.

There was no fast remark from Moscow on Herashchenko’s remarks, and Al Jazeera was unable to independently confirm his declare.

Elsewhere, there was a relative lull within the capital Kyiv the place supermarkets had been reopened and residents had been allowed out of bomb shelters and houses for the primary time since a curfew was imposed on Saturday.

In the meantime, the strategic port metropolis of Mariupol was “hanging on”, in response to Oleksiy Arestovich, an adviser of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

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Russian information company Interfax reported that Russian troops superior from the southern Ukrainian metropolis of Kherson in direction of town of Mykolaiv.

In the meantime, the Ukrainian state communications service mentioned in a put up on Telegram {that a} missile had hit a residential constructing within the Ukrainian metropolis of Chernihiv close to the border with Belarus.

Ukraine’s state power firm Energoatom dismissed claims by Russia that its troops had taken management of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy plant as pretend information.

“Presently, all 4 nuclear energy crops are underneath the management of Ukraine and are working usually.”

Particulars of the navy developments couldn’t be independently verified.

Kharkiv resistance

The brand new deaths got here in Kharkiv a day after the Ukrainian troops repelled a major Russian assault on town on Sunday.

Movies posted on Ukrainian media and social networks confirmed Russian automobiles transferring throughout town of about 1.4 million individuals and a lightweight car burning on the road.

In a while Sunday, the regional governor, Oleh Sinegubov, wrote on Fb that the Ukrainian forces regained full management over the nation’s second-largest metropolis.

“Management over Kharkiv is totally ours! The armed forces, the police, and the defence forces are working, and town is being fully cleansed of the enemy,” he mentioned.

A Russian vehicle is burning in KharkivA Russian armoured personnel provider burns amid broken and deserted gentle utility automobiles in Kharkiv [File: Marienko Andrew/AP]

Kharkiv is in Ukraine’s northeast, close to the separatist-held areas of Luhansk and Donetsk, greater than 400km (practically 250 miles) from the capital, Kyiv.

The precise demise toll of Ukraine’s Russian invasion is unclear, however the UN human rights chief mentioned 102 civilians have been killed and a whole bunch wounded – warning that determine was possible an enormous undercount.

Ukraine’s inside ministry has reported 352 civilian deaths, together with 14 kids, as of Sunday evening.

Greater than 500,000 individuals have fled the nation because the invasion, one other UN official mentioned on Monday – among the many thousands and thousands who’ve left their properties.

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