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Foreign media outlet's consultant injured in the Russian strike on Kharkiv

30.12.2023, 23:10
Kharkiv Palace Hotel. Photo by the Kharkiv Oblast Prosecutor's Office
Kharkiv Palace Hotel. Photo by the Kharkiv Oblast Prosecutor's Office

Today, December 30, the Russians shelled Kharkiv city with missiles. The attack resulted in a British citizen working as a security advisor for a team of German journalists being injured, reports the Kharkiv Oblast Prosecutor's Office.

20 people were injured in the attack, including two boys aged 16 and 14.

According to the investigation, the Russian troops fired a series of rockets on the downtown part of Kharkiv on December 30, around 7:10 p.m.

The shelling damaged a hotel, several apartment buildings, a kindergarten, some administrative buildings, shops, restaurants, trade pavilions, cars, etc.

In particular, three rockets hit the ground in the city's Industrial District, one damaged a residential building on Hirshman Street, and another one hit the Kharkiv Palace Hotel, Kharkiv Oblast Prosecutor Oleksandr Filchakov said.

The police opened a case for violation of the laws and customs of war (Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

Nine people out of all the victims received assistance on the spot.

According to preliminary data, the Russians shelled the city with S-300 missiles fired from the Belgorod region of the Russia.

According to the IMI's sources, the British citizen has been taken to a hospital after being wounded, but refused hospitalization.

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