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Russian missiles kill at least six people and wound a dozen more in strike on Ukrainian mail depot


Russian missiles have killed at least six people and wounded 14 others in Ukraine in a strike on a mail depot in the country’s northeastern Kharkiv region, officials say.

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky shared a video on social media of what appeared to be a heavily damaged warehouse surrounded by rubble and a container with the logo of Ukrainian postal operator Nova Poshta.

‘All six dead and 14 injured as a result of the occupiers’ attack were employees of the company who were inside the Nova Poshta terminal,’ Kharkiv region governor Oleg Sinegubov said.

‘The victims, aged between 19 and 42, received shrapnel wounds and blast injuries,’ he added. Of the 14 being treated in hospital, seven were in a serious condition. 

‘Doctors are fighting for their lives,’ he added.

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky shared a video on social media of what appeared to be a heavily damaged warehouse surrounded by rubble and a container with the logo of Ukrainian postal operator Nova Poshta

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky shared a video on social media of what appeared to be a heavily damaged warehouse surrounded by rubble and a container with the logo of Ukrainian postal operator Nova Poshta

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky shared a video on social media of what appeared to be a heavily damaged warehouse surrounded by rubble and a container with the logo of Ukrainian postal operator Nova Poshta

According to the regional prosecutor’s office, Russian forces in the Belgorod region north of Kharkiv fired S-300 missiles, two of which hit the warehouse.

‘Debris analysis continues at the site in order to establish the exact number of injured and dead,’ office spokesman Dmytro Chubenko told Suspilne, Ukraine’s state broadcaster.

Saturday’s strike comes two weeks after another on the same region.

On October 6, the village of Hroza in northeastern Ukraine was hit by a Russian missile, killing 59 people.

Ukraine said a Russian missile hit a cafe in the village in the region as people gathered to mourn a fallen Ukrainian soldier. 

Moscow denies targeting civilians in its full-scale invasion, a position it repeated in response to a question at a Kremlin briefing about the strike on Hroza.

Saturday's strike comes two weeks after another on the same region that killed 59 people

Saturday’s strike comes two weeks after another on the same region that killed 59 people

The toll from the stroke is one of the highest among civilians in any single Russian strike in nearly 20 months of the war.

Forensic experts worked round the clock for six days to identify the victims. 

They needed mobile DNA laboratories to identify 19, and one person – a 60-year-old man – was identified only after 20 body parts were collected, officials said.

Ukraine’s SBU security service has accused two villagers who it said had fled to Russia of helping guide the missile strike.



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