A Russian air strike appears to have targeted a city council building in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, early this morning with video showing a fireball outside its door.
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Shocking CCTV footage shows the horrifying moment a “barbaric” Russian missile appeared to crash into the city council building in Ukraine’s second largest city.
The shocking video, taken at around 8 a.m. local time, shows the bomb hitting the government office in Kharkiv, followed by a powerful explosion.
The force of the explosion severely damaged cars and shattered windows of nearby buildings in Independence Square.
The number of casualties and the number of people injured in the explosion is not yet known.
Footage taken nearby shows the devastation caused by the air strike as shocked residents document what remains of their apartments.
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The head of the Kharkiv region, Oleg Synegubov, confirmed today that Russian missile attacks have hit the city center, including residential areas and city administrative buildings.
Ukrainian officials previously said at least 11 people had been killed by enemy missiles fired towards Kharkiv as of February 28.
“The Russian enemy is shelling the entire residential area of Kharkiv, where there is no critical infrastructure, where there is no location of the Armed Forces of Ukraine that the Russians can target,” Synegubov said.
“Such attacks are genocide of the Ukrainian people, a war crime against civilians.”
He added that, despite the onslaught, the city is holding up.
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has called for more international sanctions against Russia after what he said was a “barbaric” attack on the city of Kharkiv.
“The barbaric Russian missile attacks on the central Freedom Square and the residential areas of Kharkiv,” he said on social media.
“Putin cannot break Ukraine. He committed more war crimes out of anger, killing innocent civilians.
“The world can and must do more. PRESSURE UP, ISOLATE FULL RUSSIA. ”
It comes after more than 70 Ukrainian servicemen were killed when Vladimir Putin’s forces shelled a military base in the Sumy region of northeastern Ukraine on Monday.
Meanwhile, Amnesty International has criticized Russia’s use of cluster munitions on a nursery and kindergarten that it says killed three people, including a child, on Friday.
More than 100 countries have pledged never to use weapons under the Cluster Munition Convention, including Britain, but neither Russia nor Ukraine have signed the agreement.
Agnes Callamard, secretary general of Amnesty International, said: “It is heartbreaking to witness an indiscriminate attack on a nursery and kindergarten where civilians are seeking safe haven. whole.
“Ordinarily and simply, this should be investigated as a war crime.”
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