© Reuters. Local residents react close to a burned home on the website of a Russian drone strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine February 10, 2024. REUTERS/Sofiia Gatilova
KYIV (Reuters) -A Ukrainian couple and their three young children had been killed in a fireplace after a Russian drone attack on the northeastern metropolis of Kharkiv hit an oil depot, triggering blazes and damaging residential homes, officers mentioned on Saturday.
An aged couple dwelling in the identical road because the family had been additionally killed, and three different individuals had been wounded in town.
The drones struck late on Friday, inflicting a number of giant fires, and burning no less than 15 residential homes in the east of Kharkiv, mentioned Kharkiv regional governor Oleh Synehubov.
The family of five who had been killed lived in one of the homes on Kotelnia road in the jap half of town, mentioned
Serhii Bolvinov, head of the investigative division of the National Police in the area.
Bolvinov, chatting with reporters in the road that was burnt down, mentioned the kids had been aged 7, 4 and 10 months.
The Ukrainian air pressure mentioned that air defence and cellular teams of drone hunters shot down 23 out of 31 Russian-launched drones, which had been concentrating on the Kharkiv area and in addition the Odesa area in the south.
Oleh Kiper, governor of Odesa area, mentioned the drone attack injured 4 individuals and broken industrial amenities, vehicles, and a few port infrastructure.
In Kharkiv, Synehubov mentioned that a number of drones hit the oil depot inflicting the gasoline leakage. Firefighters and rescuers labored by way of the evening to extinguish fires and clear by way of the particles.
Synehubov additionally mentioned that Russian drones hit a restaurant in the small city of Velykyi Berluk, some 100 km (60 miles) from Kharkiv. He reported no casualties there.
Russia didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. Moscow has mentioned its forces don’t intentionally goal civilian websites.
Kharkiv has been underneath common attack because the begin of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 and has been a frequent goal of Russian assaults in latest weeks.