At least 21 people have been killed and 122 others injured in Russian shelling in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second most populous city. The BBC has confirmed this information quoting the mayor of the city.
Ole Sinegubov, governor of the Kharkiv region’s state administration, claimed that all attacks had been repelled on Tuesday (March 1) local time, despite heavy Russian bombardment throughout the day and night. Ukrainian troops have also retained their positions. The Russian forces suffered heavy casualties.
The BBC reports that Russian troops entered the city through the northeastern and southern parts of Kharkiv in heavy shelling.
Russia has been mobilizing about 200,000 troops on the Ukrainian border for almost two months. Western nations, including the United States, have repeatedly warned against the deployment of Russian troops. But Russia has always feared an attack on Ukraine.
Then, on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an attack on Ukraine. Russian forces launch a missile attack on the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. Destroyed various air bases and important installations. Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing Ukraine to escape the attack. In the meantime, the army has taken control of several cities.