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1 killed, 19 injured, including 4 children, in first Russian gliding bomb attack on Kharkiv since 2022

Another act of bloody terror of the Russian Federation against Ukrainians - Terekhov
Another act of bloody terror of the Russian Federation against Ukrainians - Terekhov

One person was killed and at least 19 injured, including 4 children, in the afternoon Russian gliding bomb strike on a residential neighborhood in Kharkiv's Shevchenkivskyi district, hitting apartment buildings, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported on Telegram on March 27.

Several five-story buildings and the Institute of Emergency Surgery were severely damaged in the 16:00 EET attack during an air raid alert.

<span class="copyright">Сергій Болвінов/Facebook</span>
Сергій Болвінов/Facebook

According to the preliminary reports of the regional military administration head, Oleh Synehubov, and the Police Investigation Department chief, Serhiy Bolvinov, “the enemy used a cheap analogue of a cruise missile, Versatile Intermediate Gliding Munition UMPB D-30SN, manufactured on the basis of FAB-250 (air-dropped bomb with a high-explosive warhead)".

Kharkiv was hit by aerial bombs for the first time since 2022. The first bomb exploded behind a secondary school and the second in the middle of residential buildings, Bolvinov wrote on Facebook, sharing photos of the aftermath.

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"Kharkiv. Russian terror against the city is becoming particularly vile. Attempts to drive more than a million people into a blackout, constant attacks by missiles and Shahed (drones). Now - air bombs. Just on an ordinary street, on houses, schools, ordinary civilian infrastructure," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy wrote on Telegram.

Kharkiv was left almost completely without electricity after Russia's largest massive attack on the power system on March 22, when Russia fired more than 150 targets into Ukraine. The city experienced problems with water and heat supplies.

Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported on March 23 that electricity had been restored to 35% of the buildings and heating to 50%.

Read also: Russian mass attack shuts down metro, trolleybuses, and trams in Kharkiv

Ukrenergo reported on March 24 that the power supply situation in Kharkiv could improve in about a week.

The Kharkiv metro, which had been out of service after a massive Russian attack on the power grid, reopened on March 25.

The head of the Kharkiv Oblast State Administration, Oleh Synehubov, said that about 200,000 households in the city were cut off from electricity.

Kharkivoblenergo reported on the same day that all customers in Kharkiv and the region had been reconnected, but were now receiving electricity according to a schedule. There may also be blackouts due to emergency or scheduled outages.

There is a catastrophic shortage of electricity in Kharkiv as of March 27 amid Russian strikes, the Kharkiv Heating Networks company reported on Telegram, calling on residents to minimize the use of electric boilers.

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