On March 20, a reconnaissance and sabotage group of the Russian occupants unsuccessfully stormed Kharkiv. The occupants were firing the machine guns.
This is stated in the message by the head of Kharkiv Region Military Administration Oleg Synyehubov.
"The occupants on this day inflicted 38 artillery, mortar strikes and fire from MLRS in the area of Saltivka, Tsyrkuny, HTZ, Dergachy. Thanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Russians have significantly reduced their presence in the sky over Kharkiv. Today we record reconnaissance aircrafts,” Synyehubov wrote.
In the morning, the Ukrainian military stopped an attempt to enter the city by Russian units of reconnaissance and sabotage groups. The occupants started fire using machine guns and small arms. Our fighters defeated the occupants.
In the direction of Izium, the enemy tried to break through the defenses of our troops but without a success. In addition, the Ukrainian army near Izium liquidated the colonel, second commander of the engineering troops of the Western Military District of the Russian Federation.
The enemy artillery continues to aim residential areas of Kharkiv. During the full-scale war against Ukraine, Russia destroyed almost 600 high-rise buildings in the city.
On March 19, a man and a nine-year-old child were killed during shelling by the Russian military in Kharkiv. In addition, five residents were killed during shelling in the Izium area.