Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine
An apartment building in the middle of Ukraine’s second largest city was destroyed by Russian fire early Tuesday, said the head of the Kharkiv region military administration.
“As a result of the morning strikes in Kharkiv, an apartment building in the central part of the city was destroyed,” Oleh Synehubov said on Telegram.
“Information about the victims is being clarified. There are no hospitalized patients at the moment.”
Ihor Terekhov, the mayor of Kharkiv, said that a few survivors have been rescued from the rubble of the residential building.
“Three people have already been rescued from the ruins of a residential building — two women and a man. According to preliminary information they are not injured,” Terekhov said.
He said another shell had struck an administrative building but “there is no information on casualties as of now.”
Serhii Bolvinov, head of the Police Investigation Department in Kharkiv, said that two rockets had landed in the city center.
“The types of rockets and the number of victims are being clarified,” he said.