Four killed, 25 injured, including children after Russian 'double-tap' strikes on Kharkiv

Damaged house in Kharkiv after 31 May attack
Damaged house in Kharkiv after 31 May attack

Five people were killed and 25 injured after repeated Russian strikes on Kharkiv - including "double-tap" strikes - overnight on May 31, Kharkiv Mayor, Ihor Terekhov, reported on Telegram.

A five-story residential building was partially destroyed (from the third to the fifth floor); a fire broke out there - three people were confirmed dead, Kharkiv Governor Oleh Synehubov reported.

Five people may be still trapped under the rubble.

“25 people were injured, including two children - a boy and a girl, both 12 years old, as a result of the Russian strike.”

Six people, including a child, were rescued, it was reported at 8:00 a.m. EET.

“The Russians again used the ‘double-strike’ tactics, repeating its attack when the rescuers came to the site, a fire truck and an ambulance were damaged,” Kharkiv Governor added.

A sewing factory was hit in another city’s district, and its guard was killed.

A shop was also reported damaged.

NV is monitoring the aftermath of the attack.

Ukraine's Internal Affairs Ministry showed footage of the damage caused by the Russian attack on the residential building.

Five ignition sources at different locations over a total area of ​​about 1,200 square meters were recorded — the emergency department showed footage of the rescue operation at 7:30 a.m., Suspilne. Kharkiv reported, citing Kharkiv Police Chief Volodymyr Tymoshko.

“At least three locations have been hit in Kharkiv: a five-story residential building, a store located in a three-story building, and a sewing shop,” he said.

Windows were shattered in nearby buildings, people may have shrapnel and explosive injuries.

Suspilne. Kharkiv published the first photos of the Russian missile attack on Kharkiv aftermath at night.

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Reports showed that Russia fired five S-300 / S-400 missiles in the Novobavarskyi district - five hits were recorded on the city's civilian infrastructure.

The first explosions in the city were reported by Synehubov and Terekhov at around midnight.

Мапа повітряних тривог станом на 00:02 31 травня <span class="copyright">https://alerts.in.ua/</span>
Мапа повітряних тривог станом на 00:02 31 травня https://alerts.in.ua/

The air alert in Kharkiv Oblast has been ongoing for nearlynine hours.

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