Explosions rock Kharkiv as Russia strikes it with guided aerial bombs, one person reported dead


Russian forces attacked the Kholodnohirsky district of Kharkiv with guided bombs, leaving one woman dead, two people wounded, while someone may still be under debris, Kharkiv regional governor Oleh Synehubov wrote on Telegram on May 3.

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Synehubov added that strike caused a fire in a private house. According to him, a 78-year-old man has an acute stress reaction. At least two private houses were destroyed.

Ihor Terekhov, Kharkiv mayor, said that a woman of retirement age died as a result of strike. Later it became known that two people were injured.

Terekhov also said that there was an explosion in the Kholodnohirsky district of Kharkiv. A tram with passengers was damaged.

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He later said that private sector of Kharkiv was hit, several buildings were destroyed, and people are trapped under rubble. Search and rescue operations are currently underway.

Ukrainian Air Force also warned about Russian guided aerial bombs in Kharkiv Oblast.

Russian strikes on Kharkiv and Kharkiv Oblast

Recently, strikes on Kharkiv and the oblast has become more frequent. In particular, on night of April 27, Russian troops launched rocket attacks on the Saltovsky district of Kharkiv. Regional psychiatric hospital and a medical complex in city came under attack.

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Synehubov said that families with children in 47 frontline settlements in Kharkiv Oblast were forcibly evacuated.

He said that the enemy started to attack settlements that were not attacked a month ago.

Synehubov also said that the Russians changed their tactics and are now striking twice at the same place, targeting Ukrainian emergency services.

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After most massive Russian attack on the power system on March 22, Kharkiv was almost completely left without electricity. Blackout schedules were in effect in the oblast.

American media reported that Russia intensified its attacks on Kharkiv because the Kremlin wants to make the city an uninhabitable “gray zone.”

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