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Head of Military Administration: Russian troops carried out 55 attacks on Kharkiv region yesterday

Friday, 25 March 2022, 09:07
Head of Military Administration: Russian troops carried out 55 attacks on Kharkiv region yesterday

Iryna Balachuk – Friday, 25 March 2022, 10:07

On 24 March, Russian occupying forces carried out 55 attacks on the Kharkiv region. There was a heightened incidence of attacks using Grad and Tornado missile launchers.

Source: Oleh Synehubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, on Telegram

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According to Synehubov: "In the last 24 hours, we recorded 55 attacks by the Russian occupiers. Heightened intensity of Grad and Tornado missile systems attacks was also recorded – around 240 of these [in one day, on 24 March]. In the evening, the enemy twice shelled Kharkiv airport terminal from multiple rocket launchers.

The town of Derhachi suffered the occupiers’ attacks, too: its civilian infrastructure, communications, and hospital; there are injured."

Details: Synehubov underscores that the city of Kharkiv and the Kharkiv region are maintaing their defence; on some fronts, the Armed Forces go on the counterattack.

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In particular, the defenders shot down 2 Russian planes and eliminated a group of Russian troops from the 59th Panzer Regiment of the Western Military District, which was operating on the Kharkiv front.

In addition, anti-aircraft missile units defending Kharkiv shot down a missile.

At the same time, Synehubov noted that the occupiers continue to terrorise civilians. Mykola Sikalenko, the head of the Tsyrkunivska hromada [a unit of local government], who was abducted from his home on 21 March, is still in Russian captivity.

Background:

Synehubov reported that on the night of 23-24 March, Russian troops launched Kalibr missiles from ships in the Black Sea on central Kharkiv.

He also added that during the day on 24 March there were 44 incidents of shelling from artillery, tanks, and mortars, and that multiple rocket launchers fired on the Kharkiv region 140 times.

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