Russian Overnight Strikes Kill 4 in Ukraine’s Kharkiv – The Moscow Times

Overnight Russian air strikes against Ukraine’s second-largest city Kharkiv killed four people and injured 11 others, Ukrainian officials said Thursday.

Three rescue workers died during a second strike on a residential building in a “densely populated district of Kharkiv,” Kharkiv Mayor Igor Terekhov said on the messaging app Telegram.

Another person died in a drone attack on a separate building, he said. Police described the fourth victim as a 68-year-old woman and said 11 people had been injured in the overnight attacks.

Kharkiv region Governor Oleg Synegubov said Russian forces had launched “at least 15 drones,” some of which had been downed by air defense systems.

Ukrainian cities are targeted by Russian strikes nearly every night, with Kharkiv, which is located near the northeastern border with Russia, among those most frequently attacked.

Officials in Kyiv have urged Western allies to supply more anti-aircraft defense systems, in particular modern U.S.-made Patriot systems.

American military aid to Ukraine has been drying up in recent months, with a $60-billion funding package currently stalled in Congress.

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