A series of explosions occurred in Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine. The outbreaks were recorded a few hours after President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the city, according to Reuters. As reported, a trace of dark smoke appeared to the northeast of central Kharkiv.
President Zelensky for whom This was the first official trip outside the Kyiv region since the beginning of the Russian invasion. During his visit to the positions of the Ukrainian forces, the president presented the army with state decorations and gifts, talked with the soldiers.
I want to thank each of you for your service. You are risking your life for us and our country. Thank you for defending Ukraine’s independence – He said.
After several weeks of relative peace, Russian forces recently resumed bombing residential neighborhoods in Kharkiv. Thursday Eight people were killed in the city, including a five-month-old baby and the baby’s father. And 17 civilians were wounded.
There were also a series of explosions in Kharkiv today. According to Reuters, the explosions were recorded a few hours after Zelensky’s visit.
The second largest city in Ukraine, back before the invasion It has a population of approximately 1.5 million, and is located only about 40 km from the border with Russia.
In mid-May, there were reports of a successful Ukrainian counterattack north of Kharkiv and pushed back the forces of the invaders 3-4 km from Russian land. But in the following days, the enemy regained several footholds in the Kharkiv region, which probably allowed him to resume firing on the city.
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