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One dead and 11 injured in fresh Russian glide bomb attack on Kharkiv

A victim of the glide bomb attack is taken to hospital by rescue workers, Kharkiv, 27 May 2024. Photo: Ihor Terekhov / Telegram

A victim of the glide bomb attack is taken to hospital by rescue workers, Kharkiv, 27 May 2024. Photo: Ihor Terekhov / Telegram

A Russian airstrike on the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv has killed one person and injured 11 others, Mayor Ihor Terekov said on Monday afternoon.

“The enemy attacked a civilian enterprise with a glide bomb. There is damage to industrial facilities,” Kharkiv region Governor Oleh Synyehubov said, adding that the attack had left one woman dead.

The woman, who was working at an agricultural machinery plant at the time of the attack, sustained shrapnel wounds and doctors were unable to save her, according to Serhiy Bolvinov, head of the Kharkiv police investigations department

Terekhov also reported a second strike on a residential area of the city, but said that there had been no known casualties.

According to preliminary data, the Russians launched three UMPB D-30 glide bombs from the Belgorod region, which borders Ukraine. The attacks come amid a fresh Russian offensive against the Kharkiv region, which began on 10 May, with Russian troops currently just 90 kilometres northwest of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second city.

The opening of a new northern front has seen an increase in missile strikes in the region, including a deadly strike on a hypermarket on Saturday. On Monday afternoon, Synyehubov reported that the attack’s death toll had reached 18, with 48 others injured and five people still unaccounted for.

On Sunday Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged world leaders to show “leadership in advancing the peace” by attending a peace conference scheduled to take place in Switzerland next month.

Zelensky also secured military equipment from Spain worth €1 billion in an agreement that will see Madrid supply Ukraine with military hardware for ground, aerial, naval and other uses over the next decade.

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