At least 44 Injured in City of Kharkiv

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) —
Vladimir Medinsky, head of the Russian delegation (2nd L.), and Davyd Arakhamia, faction leader of the Servant of the People party in the Ukrainian Parliament (3rd R.), attend peace talks in Gomel region, Belarus, Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. (Sergei Kholodilin/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)

Ukrainian authorities say at least 44 people have been wounded in fighting in Ukraine’s second-largest city of Kharkiv, and that seven of them died in hospitals.

It wasn’t clear if the casualties, which covered the past 24 hours, were all civilians. The state emergencies agency said the casualties could be higher because the damage from Monday’s shelling of residential areas is still being assessed.

Ukrainian social networks featured videos showing residential quarters hit by a series of powerful explosions amid fighting with Russian forces.

The Russian military has consistently denied targeting residential areas despite abundant evidence of shelling of residential buildings, schools and hospitals.


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