Several killed in latest Russian air strike on Ukraine

KYIV: Russia unleashed its latest mass air strike on Ukraine, local officials said on Tuesday (Jan 23), killing several people and wounding around 50 others.

The early-morning missile attack mostly targeted the country’s two largest cities, the capital Kyiv and Kharkiv in the east.

At least two people were killed and 35 wounded in Kharkiv in strikes on apartment buildings, according to police and the regional governor. Reports varied about the exact number of dead and injured.

Rescue workers were still digging through rubble to search for survivors, Mayor Ihor Terekhov told local television.

Kyiv city officials said up to 18 had been wounded after strikes on three districts, adding that several apartments had caught fire in the attack. They were also clarifying reports of one fatality.

Reuters witnesses reported hearing several waves of explosions in and around Kyiv and saw burning debris falling from the sky.

“Strong explosions, our house … was shaking,” lawmaker Iryna Geraschenko wrote on Telegram.

One person was also killed in the southeastern city of Pavlohrad, the regional governor said.

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