Russia fires 15 missiles at once during strike on Kharkiv and Lubotyn — Zelenskyy

Aftermath of the Russian strike on Kharkiv on May 23
Aftermath of the Russian strike on Kharkiv on May 23

Russia fired 15 missiles at once during their attack on Kharkiv and Lyubotyn, Kharkiv Oblast on May 23, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Telegram.

"Extremely brutal Russian attack against Kharkiv and Lyubotyn — according to preliminary data, 15 missiles at once. Unfortunately, there are people killed and injured. Emergency services are already at the sites of the hits, and everyone who was injured will be provided with the necessary assistance," Zelenskyy said.

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Russian invaders are taking advantage of the fact that Ukraine still lacks sufficient anti-aircraft defense and the ability to destroy Russian launchers on the Russian territory near the border with Ukraine, Zelensky believes.

"And this weakness is not our weakness, but the world's, which for the third year does not dare to treat terrorists exactly as they deserve it. Terror must lose everywhere - in any conditions, on any continent," he said, calling on partners to be more decisive, probably referring to the strengthening of Ukraine's air defense and the permission to strike Russian launchers near the Ukrainian border.

"And this is our joint duty - everyone in the world who has the opportunity to protect life from terror. Ukraine is doing everything it can. Thanks to everyone who helps us. But more determination is needed. And it is from world leaders."

Strike on Kharkiv and oblast on May 23

Russia launched a series of massive strikes on Kharkiv and the cities of Zolochiv and Lubotyn in the Kharkiv Oblast on the afternoon of May 23.

Six people died in Kharkiv, a big fire broke out after hitting the printing press of the Vivat book publishing house.

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At least 15 strikes were carried out in Kharkiv and the Kharkiv district, the local prosecutor's office and Oleh Synehubov, Kharkiv Governor.

In Kharkiv the Russian army attacked the transport infrastructure and the division of the utility company, which deals with the city's life support, Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov reported.

At least six people died, and 11 people injured in the attack in Kharkiv. The largest number of dead and injured were at a private enterprise in Kharkiv, where at least six people were injured. They are looking for several people here, the search is complicated by a big fire.

The occupiers hit a civilian enterprise engaged in printing, and as a result of the hit, the paper shop was on fire, Synehubov clarified.

At least five people were injured in Lyubotyn, the rockets hit near the railway station.

At least two people were injured in the attack in Zolochiv.

The shelling most likely came from S-300 systems, the prosecutor's office said.

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