Three Ukrainians were killed Wednesday during a Russian airstrike, including a 13-year-old kid who was seen in nerve racking pictures dead on the ground as his dad held his dormant hand.
The people in question, who were not promptly recognized, were killed as Russia shelled the northeastern city of Kharkiv with Hurricane salvo rocket frameworks. The dead youngster’s 15-year-old sister was additionally harmed during the attack, as per the Kharkiv Regional Prosecutor’s Office.
One photograph showed the broke dad holding his dead child’s hand as his body was canvassed by a covering before a crushed transport cover.
In another picture, the dad was seen with his hand on the kid’s uncovered chest. Another upsetting photograph showed two different men moving the kid’s carcass.
A 69-year-elderly person and his better half were likewise killed in the assault, specialists said.
Oleh Synehubov, the governor of the Kharkiv region, said it wasn’t clear whether the three victims died at the bus stop in Ukraine’s second-largest city.
“This is another terrible act of terror by the Russians,”
Synegubov reportedly wrote on Telegram of the deadly attack.
Russia did not immediately comment on the incident, but has denied deliberately targeting civilians since invading Ukraine on Feb. 24 despite ongoing shelling throughout the country.
The rockets were believed to have been fired from an Uragan multiple rocket launcher, prosecutors said in a separate Telegram post cited by the outlet.
Ukrainian forces, meanwhile, struck and seriously damaged a key bridge for supplying Russian troops in the southern part of the nation, a regional official said Wednesday.
The Ukrainian military peppered the Antonivskyi Bridge, which crosses the Dnieper River, with 11 missile strikes, according to Kirill Stremousov, deputy head of the Moscow-based temporary administration for the Russia-controlled southern Kherson region.
Stremousov said the nearly mile-long bridge was seriously damaged, but wasn’t closed to traffic, according to remarks cited by the Interfax news agency. The Ukrainian forces used US-supplied rocket launchers, some of which were intercepted by Russian air defense systems.
“The bridge wasn’t closed, traffic across it is still continuing, but the situation is serious,”
Stremousov reportedly said.
The shelling of the bridge marked the second assault in as many days. Moscow-backed authorities in Kherson said it had been damaged on Tuesday.