Emergency workers, civilians killed in Ukraine’s Kharkiv

Three military engineers from Ukraine’s State Emergency Service were killed and four seriously injured while removing cluster munitions in Kharkiv region on Sunday.

Kyiv, April 17: Three military engineers from Ukraine’s State Emergency Service were killed and four seriously injured while removing cluster munitions in Kharkiv region on Sunday, the head of the regional administration said. Meanwhile, three civilians were killed and dozens injured in a shelling by the Russian forces, said Oleg Sinegubov,head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration. “They are currently receiving treatment in the hospital. 31 people were injured in Russian shelling, including four children,” Sinegubov said. CNN quoted him as saying that Russian forces have fired 23 artillery, mortar and cluster shells. In the areas of Northern Saltivka, Pyatihatki, Oleksiyivka, the city center, Kharkiv Tractor Plant and Dergachi. There was also one missile strike in the area. “The enemy cannot approach Kharkiv as our armed forces are holding strong positions and are even advancing in some directions. Therefore, Russians resort to shameful shelling of residential neighborhoods,” he added.

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