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Ruins and blood after the "arrival" in Kharkiv. Documentary photographs by Heorhiy Ivanchenko and Vlada and Kostiantyn Liberov

Photos by Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov


Damaged high-rise buildings, a smashed tram and trolleybus, burned cars, wounded and frightened people - these are the consequences of the shelling of Kharkiv by Russian troops with UMPB D-30 ammunition. The explosion occurred on May 22 at 13:45. The enemy once again attacked residential areas of the city - Shevchenkivskyi and Kholodnohirskyi - from the territory of the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation.


Photos by Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov


10 people sustained explosive injuries of varying severity. Kharkiv Mayor Igor Terekhov said that four people were hospitalized. "Fortunately, the trolleybus itself was without passengers. The fragment also passed through the windshield of the tram," the mayor said.


The Kharkiv Prosecutor's Office reported that one of the wounded was a trolleybus driver. The man is currently in serious condition. "He was near the epicenter of the explosion," the statement said. As for the other wounded, most of them are passers-by.


Photo by Heorhiy Ivanchenko


Later, Terekhov clarified that doctors had to amputate one leg of the trolleybus driver, Yuriy Orl: "The operation has just been completed and he has been transferred to intensive care. His health condition is stable. He is provided with everything he needs. Of course, the city will not leave the man alone with this trouble. We will support Yuriy throughout the entire process of treatment, rehabilitation and prosthetics. The company's trade union committee has also launched a fundraiser to help its colleague. All money is transferred directly to the victim's personal account."


Photo by Heorhiy Ivanchenko


The shelling in Kharkiv also damaged shop buildings, a car wash, cars, a civilian enterprise and a cafe. Almost all the windows in a nearby high-rise building were blown out.


Prosecutors and police investigators are working at the scene to record war crimes. Criminal proceedings have been initiated under Part 1 of Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.


Photos by Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov

 

On the morning of May 19, Russian troops launched double strikes on a recreation area in the suburbs of Kharkiv with Iskander-M missiles. A recreation center in the village of Cherkaska Lozova, where about fifty people were staying, was hit. The tragedy of the destroyed recreation center in the suburbs of Kharkiv was captured on film photographs by Vladislav Krasnoshchek.


Photos by Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov


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