"Kharkiv. 175 days of horror. Daily terror, missile strikes on residential and civilian neighborhoods. Russia wants to turn Kharkiv into Aleppo-2016, Grozny-1996 or Warsaw-1945," - Mikhail Podolyak said in his post.
The night of August 17-18 was one of the most tragic nights for Kharkiv since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Throughout the night, the Russians launched massive missile strikes against Kharkiv. Once again, peaceful residential areas with civilians came under attack by Russian terrorists.
On the evening of August 17, a Russian missile, presumably Iskander, hit a three-story residential building in the Saltovsky district. The house was almost completely destroyed, resulting in a large-scale fire. Under the rubble 13 people died, 20 were injured, including an 11-year-old child.
On the morning of August 18, the Russians launched another series of missile strikes on the city. In the Slobodsky district, one of the missiles hit a four-story dormitory. The building was partially destroyed. Three people were killed, 18 were injured, including two children. Nine people were rescued from the rubble of the dormitory.
Around 4 a.m. the enemy launched a rocket attack on the town of Krasnograd. More than 10 residential buildings were damaged. Two civilians were killed and two were wounded, including a 12-year-old child. A couple died at the hands of Russians in their own home. Their 12-year-old daughter was thrown out of the house into the yard by an explosion and was seriously injured.
"When you hear about Saltovka in Kharkiv, it hurts again. Pain for all of Ukraine. Pain for Kharkiv. A despicable and cynical attack on civilians, which has no justification and demonstrates the powerlessness of the aggressor. We will not forgive, we will avenge," -said Zelensky.
On the morning of August 19, the Russian Army once again shelled Kharkiv. At dawn, at 05:44 a.m., the occupants struck three districts of Kharkiv. Kievsky, Osnovensky and Nemyshlyansky districts came under attack. This was reported by the mayor of the city Igor Terekhov.
According to him, in one case the Russians were hit by the housing construction. According to preliminary information, one person was injured. In addition, there is a "flight" to an infrastructure facility. A fire broke out there.