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Air raid sirens sound: protracted shelling and explosions in Kharkiv

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 21:22

Svitlana Kizilova - Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 22:22

The sounds of volleys that lasted for over an hour this evening have been reported in Kharkiv. An air raid warning has been issued.

Source: Suspilne Kharkiv

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Details: Residents of Saltivka [a residential area located in northeastern Kharkiv] report shell bursts. A powerful explosion was heard in the city centre around 22:00.

Local Telegram channels citing Kharkiv residents report that explosions are heard in all districts of the city, as well in the outskirts.

People have been recommended to stay in shelters.

A source in the Ukrainian State Emergency Service confirmed the shelling of the Nikolsky shopping mall, and subsequent fire, to ‘Suspilne.’According to preliminary data, a rescue crew has not yet reached the mall due to the threat of shelling.

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