Russia fired rockets at Kharkiv at night, rockets hit a school in the Slobodsky district, as a result there was a large-scale fire there, the building of the central building and the sports hall were destroyed . This was announced by the mayor of the city, the head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration (OVA) Oleg Sinegubov in Telegram.
According to him, the shelling was carried out from the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system.
“Consequences of attacks on Kharkov. A large-scale fire in the school of the Slobodsky district and a crater in the Novobavarsky district. There were no casualties. According to preliminary data from law enforcement officers, more than five S-300 air defense missiles were fired at the city at night and in the morning.”
Since the first day of the war, the Russian side has been claiming that it is only attacking the military infrastructure of Ukraine. In fact, it regularly shells civilian targets. In May, Russia bombed a music school in Svyatogorsk, Donetsk region. On July 3, the Russian military attacked Slovyansk. The mayor of the city, Vadim Lyakh, said that it was "the largest shelling of the city in recent times." On July 14, the Ukrainian authorities reported a strike on the center of Vinnytsia by Russian Caliber cruise missiles, killing 24 people, including three children. Also, Russia regularly attacks Nikolaev. According to the mayor of the city Alexander Senkevich, during the war, Russian troops caused damage to Nikolaev in the amount of 633 million hryvnias ($21.4 million).