KYIV: Russian missile strikes killed at least six postal workers and wounded 16 others on Saturday when they hit a postal depot in Ukraine’s northeastern Kharkiv region, officials said.
President Volodymyr Zelensky shared a video on social media that showed a heavily damaged warehouse surrounded by rubble and a container with the logo of Ukrainian postal operator Nova Poshta.
“All six dead and 14 injured as a result of the attack by the occupiers were company employees who were in the Nova Pošta terminal,” said Kharkiv regional governor Oleg Sinegubov.
“The victims, aged between 19 and 42, suffered shrapnel wounds and blast injuries.”
Of the injured who are being treated in hospital, seven are in a serious condition, Sinegubov said.
“Doctors are fighting for their lives,” he added.
Three killed, four wounded in Russian attacks in Ukraine
The Ministry of the Interior confirmed the number of victims and updated the number of injured to 16.
Sergiy Nozhka, who works for Nova pošta, described the condition of some of his colleagues as “mild to moderately serious” and added that “some people are in a very serious condition”.
He added that the rocket “flew into the neighboring warehouse, and at ours as well – the windows and shutters flew off. This is not the first time.”
According to the regional prosecutor’s office, Russian forces fired S-300 missiles in the Belgorod region north of Kharkiv, two of which hit a warehouse.
“The analysis of the ruins continues at the scene to determine the exact number of wounded and dead,” office spokesman Dmytro Chubenko told Suspilne, Ukraine’s state broadcaster.
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