Three people have been killed and 28 others injured in attacks on residential areas in Kharkiv on Monday, according to Oleh Synehubov, head of the regional military administration.
“According to the latest information from the regional centre for emergency medical assistance, 28 people, including a 16-year-old child, were injured as a result of the daytime shelling in Kharkiv. Three people died,” Synehubov posted on Telegram.
Kyrylo Tymoshenko, an aide to President Volodymr Zelensky, also confirmed the death toll from the attack in Ukraine’s second-largest city, which lies in the northeast of the country.
Russian forces used Smerch multiple rocket launchers to carry out the attack, Tymoshenko said in his Telegram post.
Russian attacks on the outskirts of Kharkiv and surrounding areas have intensified in July.
Elsewhere, at least 18 people were killed after a Russian strike hit an apartment block in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine on Saturday evening, Ukrainian authorities said Sunday.
The residential building in the town of Chasiv Yar was hit as Russia once again ramped up its assault on cities and towns in eastern Ukraine, in an attempt to take control over the entire Donbas area.