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Russia hits central Kharkiv

Tentatively, Russian troops fired S-300 missiles.

Russia hits central Kharkiv
Photo: Kharkiv regional prosecutor's office

On the morning of 5 February, Russia struck Kharkiv again, the head of the regional military administration, Oleh Synyehubov, has said on Telegram.

"Residents of Kharkiv and the region, the occupiers are striking! Stay in shelters!" he said.

According to Synyehubov, the central part of Kharkiv was hit. Tentatively, it was an S-300 missile. According to updated data as of 8:38 a.m. from Kharkiv mayor Ihor Terekhov, two missiles hit the city centre.

"Hit in the Kyivskyy district of the city. Preliminary reports of S-300 missiles," he said on Telegram.

At 8:56 a.m., he reported that one of the missiles hit a residential building.

"One of the missiles hit a residential building in the centre of Kharkiv. At the moment, we know about a fire in one of the residential buildings and one injured person," the mayor said.

The Prosecutor General's Office reported five wounded: a university security guard and four residents of a five-story building.

According to the Regional Centre for Emergency Medical Care, as of 10:20 a.m., the number of injured in the five-story residential building had increased to four people.

"Another wounded person is a security guard at the higher education institution where the second missile strike was launched. The man suffered bruises, he was treated on the spot," said Synyehubov.

The educational establishment in question is the Academy of Agriculture.

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