On Monday, 28 February, Russian troops carried out a massive shelling of residential districts of Kharkiv from Grad multiple rocket launchers.

According to the latest data published on Telegram by Head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration Oleh Synehubov, 11 people died from the shelling.

“Due to the ongoing shelling, we are still unable to calculate our losses. At the moment, we have 11 people killed. We have dozens of wounded people… Attacks on Oleksiyivka, Saltivka, and Pavlopol districts are ongoing. Dozens of civilians are dying. This is happening at a time when people went to pharmacies, shops to buy medicines and products,” Synehubov said.

According to Synehubov, the Russian military fired heavy artillery on entire residential areas of Kharkiv, where there are no military facilities.

At the same time, according to the press service of the Office of the President of Ukraine, 31 people were hospitalised with injuries of varying severity after the last shelling of Kharkiv.

Ukrainian media also report that the suburban villages of Chernihiv were shelled from Grad systems with cluster bombs, which are prohibited by the Geneva Convention.

The most affected villages are Kyyinka, located a few kilometres from Chernihiv, and the neighbouring village of Pavlivka.

According to locals, dozens of houses were severely damaged and some were completely destroyed. There may be people under the rubble.

It is noteworthy that these shellings took place at a time when the Ukrainian delegation was holding talks with Russian representatives in the territory of the Republic of Belarus.

Bohdan Marusyak

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