At Least One Dead After Morning Shelling in Kharkiv, Ukrainian Officials Say

One person was confirmed dead after shelling in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Monday, August 15, according to Serhiy Bolvinov, a local police official.

The governor of Kharkiv Oblast, Oleg Sinegubov, said five people were reported injured and two victims remained in critical condition. In a follow-up post, Sinegubov reported that two more individuals sought medical attention after the shelling, including an 80-year-old woman who was hospitalized.

This footage uploaded to Telegram by Ihor Terekhov, the mayor of Kharkiv, shows the impact of the shelling, including shattered windows and damaged cars.

A caption accompanying the video said cars were smashed and homes and a playground were damaged.

“I have said since the first day and I will not stop repeating – this war is genocide and the destruction of the Ukrainian people,” Terekhov wrote. Credit: Ihor Terekhov via Storyful

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