Ukraine Bomb attack on a hotel in Kharkiv 11 injured

Ukraine: Bomb attack on a hotel in Kharkiv, 11 injured

Two Russian rockets hit a hotel in Kharkiv in northeastern Ukraine on Wednesday evening, injuring eleven people, including Turkish journalists, the city's mayor, Igor Terekhov, said.

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One of the injured was “in a very serious condition,” Terekhov said on Telegram.

“Turkish journalists are also among the victims,” he added, without giving the number. The police, for their part, reported that a journalist from a foreign newspaper was injured.

Several other buildings, including two residential buildings, as well as cars were also damaged by the strike, the mayor said.

According to Oleg Synegoubov, head of the Kharkiv regional military administration, the two Russian S-300 missiles hit the hotel in the Kyiv district where 30 civilians were staying at around 10:30 p.m. (20:30 GMT).

Nine of the 11 injured were taken to hospital and two were treated at the scene, he added on Telegram. He said the most seriously injured person was a 35-year-old man. The other injured were three men between the ages of 31 and 38 and seven women between the ages of 23 and 71, he continued.

Kharkiv, Ukraine's second largest city, is located about thirty kilometers from the Russian border and is regularly the target of bomb attacks.