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Russia’s Missile attack in Kharkiv region

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At least 43 people were injured when a missile hit the parking lot of a residential building in Ukraine’s Kharkiv region.

In a statement, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Andrey Kostin said a Russian Iskander missile struck the building in the town of Pervomaysky at around 1.30 pm on Tuesday. The BBC reported on Tuesday.

Pervomaysky is located about 90 km south of the major city of Kharkiv and relatively far from the current fighting hotspots.

Kostin said the injured included a one-year-old child and a 10-month-old infant.

He said the targeting of residential buildings was another war crime by Russia.

Kharkiv Governor Oleg Sinegubov posted several photos of the damaged building on Telegram, showing shattered windows, clouds of black smoke and an overturned car.

“At least half of the neighborhood is in an uninhabitable condition,” the BBC quoted Anton Orekhov, the president of Pervomaisky, as telling local media.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russia would be held responsible for Tuesday’s missile attack, Ukrainska Pravda reported.

“We will give a befitting reply to the way Russian terrorists are causing loss of life and property,” he said.

“The enemy will be held responsible for this attack as well as all their other attacks,” he added.

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