Overnight on August 18, enemy fired seven S-300 missiles at Kharkiv

August 19,2022 391
Overnight on August 18, enemy fired seven S-300 missiles at Kharkiv

The number of dead as a result of shelling of a hostel in Kharkiv has increased to 15, as reported by Kharkiv Oblast Chief of Police Volodymyr Tymoshko through Suspilne.

“In the hostel in Saltivsky district, the latest data is 15 dead, 20 wounded. In Slobidsky district, four dead, one of them a child. In addition, there were 22 wounded. Work continues in this place. Unfortunately, two more people may be under the rubble. Search operations are ongoing,” Mr Tymoshko said.

According to the latest British Defense Intelligence update, enemy forces are firing on Kharkiv to tie up Ukrainian forces from moving to other fronts.  “Ukraine’s second city has been one of the most consistently shelled since the start of the invasion, when Russian forces probably aimed to reach the outskirts within 24 hours.

“Sitting around 15 km from the Russian front line, Kharkiv has suffered because it remains within range of most types of Russian artillery. Multiple rocket launchers and generally inaccurate area weapons have caused devastation across large parts of the city.

“Russian forces hold the Kharkiv sector relatively lightly but continue to conduct local raids and probing attacks against Ukrainian forces.”