Russia targeted Kharkiv with a new type of weapon in the mid-afternoon

Russia targeted Kharkiv with a new type of weapon in the mid-afternoon

Kharkiv, Ukraine (Svidomi) — Russia has struck the Shevchenkivskyi district of Kharkiv. Residential buildings were damaged. Nineteen people were wounded, including four children aged three months to nine years old. One person was killed.

The Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor's Office reports that, according to preliminary data, the Russians used a 30cm UMPB D-30, a unified interspecies planning munition, fired from the aircraft.

"It's something like a guided aerial bomb and a missile. This munition is powerful enough to destroy the two houses between which it hit and several houses at a distance," Kharkiv police chief Volodymyr Tymoshko told Suspilne. 

The Russians hit a playground between high-rise buildings, the regional military administration reports. 14 high-rise buildings and an educational institution were damaged.

The Russians also damaged the Institute of Emergency Surgery.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed condolences to the family of the man killed in the Russian strike in Kharkiv and called on allies to provide air defence systems to Ukraine.

"There are no rational explanations why Patriots, which are plentiful in the world, still do not cover the skies of Kharkiv and other Ukrainian cities," the president said.

Rescuers and police are working at the site, so the number of victims may vary.