Russian strike on Kharkiv region kills two, governor says

By Thomson Reuters Apr 15, 2024 | 8:22 AM

KYIV (Reuters) – Russian forces killed two people after hitting an education facility in the Kharkiv region on Monday, its governor said.

The Russian military used a guided aerial bomb on Lukiantsi village near the Russian border, the region’s governor, Oleh Syniehubov, said on the Telegram messaging app.

Syniehubov did not have complete information on the number of people injured in the attack.

As Russia has intensified its strikes in the spring, the Kharkiv region has increasingly taken the brunt of the attacks.

Ukraine’s air defence shortages and the eastern region’s proximity to the Russian border left it especially vulnerable to strikes on energy infrastructure, which have caused large-scale power cuts.

(Reporting by Anastasiia Malenko; Editing by William Maclean and Jonathan Oatis)