NIn a message posted on the Telegram messaging platform, Ukrainian Interior Minister Igor Klimenko said that the deaths of three people had been confirmed in Kharkiv (northeast), where 30 were also injured.

“The occupants hit two residential buildings”, lamented Igor Klimenko, who also mentioned that there were 30 injured in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city.

A multi-story residential building was partially destroyed, trapping an as-yet-unknown number of people inside, Kharkiv mayor Igor Terekhov said.

Klimenko also mentioned a death in Kyiv, where two residential buildings and a private building suffered damage. “There are several fires in the capital as a result of the missile attack,” he added.

“As a result of the missile attack on Kyiv, we have already recorded the death of a woman and four injuries,” wrote the head of the capital’s military administration, Sergei Popko, who also mentioned damage to several residential areas.

Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko said, also on Telegram, that nine people were injured, including a 13-year-old boy, and that several buildings were evacuated after an unexploded missile was found in an apartment.

Another victim lost his life in the city of Pavlograd, in the Dnipropetrovsk region, in the center of the country, while three people were injured in Buchanski, in the Kyiv region, Igor Klimenko also noted.

The attack came hours after the head of European Union diplomacy, Josep Borrell, said he was confident of a consensus to make an additional five billion euros available to Ukraine under the European Peace Support Mechanism.

This is after the EU failed, in December, to reach an agreement to revise the multiannual financial framework that included a 50 billion euro package to support Ukraine between 2024 and 2027, due to the blockade by Hungary.

On Sunday, Denis Pushilin, leader of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donbass – annexed by Russia in September 2022 – accused Ukrainian forces of causing the deaths of 25 people in an attack on a market in Donetsk.

The Ukrainian army denied responsibility, guaranteed that the forces in that area of ​​the front did not resort to the type of weapons used against the market in “combat operations” and accused Moscow of “spreading disinformation”.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, with the argument of protecting pro-Russian separatist minorities in the east of the neighboring country, independent since 1991.

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