On the morning of October 21, Russian soldiers attacked Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia. Explosions resounded throughout the cities after an air-raid siren was heard.
An air-raid siren sounded in Kharkiv Oblast at 7:47 a.m., and the explosions were reported by the Suspilne news site at 8:04 a.m.
The Mayor of Kharkiv, Ihor Terekhov said that on Friday, missiles struck an industrial facility in Kharkiv. He said that rescuers were still assessing the damage and figuring out whether there were any casualties.
“A series of explosions in Kharkiv. Be extremely careful,” he said in a Telegram post.
Oleh Synyehubov, the Governor of Kharkiv, reported that five people had been injured. Six people had been hurt, he later reported.
In Kharkiv’s Kyiv district, there is damage to the industrial infrastructure.
“Attention, Kharkiv residents: stay in shelters! The Russian occupiers are striking the center of Kharkiv,” stated Synyehubov.
Oleksandr Starukh, head of the Zaporizhzhia regional state administration, reported that on Friday morning, Russia was bombing the regional center with missiles and asked people to take cover in a telegram post.
“The enemy attacked the city with S-300 missiles. A residential building and infrastructure facilities were destroyed. According to preliminary information, there are three wounded. As a result of the attack, the gas system was damaged in a residential high-rise building, there was a fire, and a wall was destroyed. Specialized services are already working,” said Starukh this morning.
“The occupier also targeted a school in one of Zaporizhzhia’s districts. The roof of the school was damaged and the windows were broken. There were also hits on infrastructure facilities and open areas,” he added.