According to reports, a massive explosion was heard after the rocket hit the building directly. Videos shared by several users on Twitter showed that at the time of the blast, several civilian vehicles were passing by.
“The central square of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second city, was shelled,” the governor said.
(Video Source: @nexta_tv)
Kyiv reported that the strike was an attempt to kill the governor of Kharkiv and his team leading the defense of the city, which is Ukraine’s second largest city.
Residents in the report say Kharkiv was targeted last night and this morning.
Another video showed heavy damage from a rocket attack on a private flat, across the street from Kharkiv’s administrative building.
First published:March 1, 2022 at 1:57 pm