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The SES fought the fire for 5 hours. Large-scale fires in Kharkiv after Russian attack in the lens of Yakiv Lyashenko

Rescuers extinguish a fire after a Shahedi attack in Kharkiv. May 4, 2024. Photo by Yakov Lyashenko

On the night of May 4, Russian troops attacked Ukraine from the Belgorod region with 13 Shaheds and 4 S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles. Air defense forces destroyed all 13 attack drones within Kharkiv and Dnipro regions.

In Kharkiv, the wreckage of a Shahedi hit a service station and warehouses. This resulted in three fires at different addresses.

Photo by Yakiv Lyashenko

The largest fire broke out in warehouses with a total area of about 3,000 square meters. This was reported by the mayor of the city, Igor Terekhov, at 1:34 am. It took over 5 hours to extinguish the fire.

Photo by Yakiv Lyashenko

According to preliminary data, 4 people were injured. A middle-aged woman and a 13-year-old child were hospitalized, and another 89-year-old woman was treated at the scene of the attack.

Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, added that the falling wreckage of the downed Shaheds set a two-story office building in the Osnovianskyi district of Kharkiv on fire.

Under the procedural supervision of the Sloboda District Prosecutor's Office in Kharkiv, a pre-trial investigation was initiated into the violation of the laws and customs of war (Part 1 Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

Photo by Yakiv Lyashenko

As a reminder, on Monday, April 29, Russians attacked civilian targets in Odesa and Kharkiv with ballistic missiles and chemical weapons, killing five people and wounding more than 30.


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