In keeping with BBC Information, Ukraine’s second-largest metropolis, Kharkiv, and its Freedom Sq. got here underneath hearth by Russian missiles and rockets.
Freedom Sq. is residence to the Kharkiv State Educational Opera and Ballet Theater, Ukraine’s first educational theater that homes two halls — one with 1500 seats and one other with 400.
As reported in The New York Instances, the missile strike impacted giant swaths of the sq.’s surrounding areas. There have been not less than 10 casualties with extra injured from the strike.
“Video footage confirmed a missile hitting the native authorities constructing and exploding, inflicting an enormous fireball and blowing out home windows of surrounding buildings,” BBC Information reported.
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The assault got here as Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky introduced that Russia was committing conflict crimes. “That is the worth of freedom,” he stated. “That is terror in opposition to Ukraine. There have been no navy targets within the sq. – nor are they in these residential districts of Kharkiv which come underneath rocket artillery hearth.”
As written in The India Saga, within the hours following the assault, Zelensky gave his European Parliament speech addressing the bombing. “This morning was a really tragic one for us, two cruise missiles hit Kharkiv. Greater than 20 universities are there. Many Russians reside there,” he stated.
“The youth are vivid and sensible there, folks would collect there for celebrations…The biggest sq. in our nation – Freedom Sq. – are you able to think about this morning two cruise missiles hit it. That is the worth of freedom that we’re discovering for our land and for our freedom. Each sq. in each metropolis of our nation can be known as Freedom Sq..”