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Russians hit a hotel in Kharkiv with "C-300" missiles: 13 injured, including two foreign journalists. Photo report

Photo by Yakov Lyashenko


A damaged hotel and smashed cars. Almost every day Kharkiv suffers from Russian attacks with S-300 missiles. In January, the Russian military hit a building housing foreign journalists for the second time.


Photo by Yevhen Gertner


At the time of the strike, Davit Kachkachishvili, a reporter for the Turkish media outlet Anadolu, and Elifu Kizilu, a photojournalist for Ozge, were inside the building. They received minor injuries.


Photo by Yevhen Gertner


Photo by Yakov Lyashenko


"Kizil and Kachkachishvili, both in good condition, have been taken to the hospital for further examination. The car used by the team was damaged during the attack and can no longer be used, as well as many other cars near the hotel," - the media outlet reported.


Photo by Yakov Lyashenko


"This hotel complex was really popular among media people, including foreign ones," says photographer Yakiv Lyashenko. He knew the building well, as he himself had repeatedly recommended the hotel to his colleagues.


Photo by Yakov Lyashenko


On the spot, Yakiv saw that in one part of the hotel, several rooms had already "just folded up." If there had been people there, the rescuers would not have been able to pull them out of the rubble. Fortunately, there were no casualties, but 13 people were injured.


Photo by Yakov Lyashenko


Photo by Yevhen Gertner


Serhiy Bolvinov, head of the investigation department of the regional National Police, added that one of the S-300 missiles hit the entrance to the hotel, and the other hit the roof. In addition, five other buildings were damaged by the shock wave and eight cars burned down. "The 35-year-old hotel administrator is in serious condition. Investigators have found that nine people were staying at the hotel at the time of the explosions," - said Sergei Bolvinov.


Photo by Yakov Lyashenko


The Kyiv district of Kharkiv was hit by missiles fired from the territory of the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation.


Photo by Yevhen Gertner


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