CHASIV YAR, Ukraine/KYIV, July 11 (Reuters) – Russian weapons pounding Ukraine’s second largest city Kharkiv killed at least three people on Monday, authorities said, while rescuers pulled survivors from the rubble of an earlier strike on an apartment block that killed 19 people in another city.
Russia’s artillery, multiple rocket launchers and tanks also injured 31 people including two children in Kharkiv, the regional governor said. The Ukrainian president’s office said residential areas had been hit.
In the city of Chasiv Yar, further south, rescuers made voice contact with two people in the wreckage of the five-storey apartment building hit by a rocket on Saturday, and emergency services released video of workers pulling a man from under the concrete debris, where up to two dozen people were trapped.
The attack on Chasiv Yar was part of Russia’s push to capture all of the industrial Donbas region in the east, after declaring victory in Luhansk province earlier this month.