Roman Pilipey Agence France-Presse The 6 people killed and the 14 injured by the Russian attack were employees of the Ukrainian postal operator Nova Pochta. In the photo, a woman walks in a Kiev park through fog, October 21, 2023.
At least 6 people were killed and 14 injured on Saturday by Russian missile fire on a postal depot in the Kyiv region Kharkiv, in northeastern Ukraine, local officials reported.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shared a video on social media of what appears to be a badly damaged warehouse next to debris and a container bearing the logo of Ukrainian postal operator Nova Pochta.
< p>“The 6 people killed and the 14 injured by the attack of the occupiers were employees of the company who were inside the Nova Pochta terminal,” said the governor of the Kharkiv region, Oleg Sinegoubov .
“The victims, aged 19 to 42, were injured by shrapnel and blast [from the explosions],” he added.
Fourteen people are hospitalized, including seven in serious condition, according to Mr. Sinegoubov.
According to the regional prosecutor's office, Russian forces in the Belgorod region, bordering Ukraine, fired S-300 missiles, and two of them hit the warehouse.
“Analysis of debris continues at the scene in order to establish the exact number of injured and dead,” office spokesperson Dmytro Tchoubenko told state media Suspilne.
< h2 class="h2-intertitre">Other bombings
These six deaths are in addition to the victims of Russian strikes in Ukraine over the past 24 hours, notably in Kryvyï Rig, the hometown of President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian authorities announced on Saturday.
On Friday evening, the shelling of a residential area left one dead and one injured in Kryvyï Rig, in the Dnipropetrovsk region (south), according to the national police.
The injured person, a 57-year-old woman, was hit by shrapnel and is hospitalized in serious condition, the presidential administration said.
A fire was also started during the night by a strike on an industrial complex, declared the police, specifying that the fire had been extinguished.
“Essential infrastructure is damaged,” added the presidential authority, referring to this fire .
Another person died in a bombing in Nikopol, a town located on the bank of the Dnieper River, about a hundred kilometers east of Kryvyi Rig, the regional administration said.
Even further south, in the Kherson region, a series of strikes has left one dead and one injured since Friday morning, according to national authorities.
The authorities indicated that several localities of the Donetsk region had found themselves “under Russian fire”, including Avdiïvka.
This industrial city, almost located on the front line since 2014, has been the scene of violent fighting since mid- October, the Russian army having launched several assaults there.