At least six people were killed and at least 16 injured in an attack by Russian troops in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city.

On Thursday (August 18), Aljazeera reported this information in a report citing Kharkiv Governor Igor Terekhov. The attack happened in a flat in Kharkiv on Wednesday night (August 17).

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi called the attack by Russian troops ‘heinous and cruel’. He announced that the Russian troops will retaliate against this attack.

On February 24, Russia started military operations in Ukraine. Kharkiv was a target of Russian forces from the beginning of the campaign. But so far the Russian army has failed to capture the city of Kharkiv.

Currently, Russian troops have increased their military offensive in eastern and southern Ukraine. Despite this, Russian troops are conducting regular airstrikes in different areas of Kharkiv.

(18 August)