« Footage captured the aftermath, including damaged vehicles and a local cemetery, of an alleged missile strike in Hroza, at the Ukrainian region of Kharkov, on Friday.
According to regional governor Oleh Synyehubov, at least 50 people died following the strike.
It was also reported that the alleged strike hit a local cafe and grocery store as people got together to mourn the death of a Ukrainian soldier.
At time of publication, Moscow had not commented on the claims made about Hroza. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied attacking civilian infrastructure during the conflict with Ukraine.
Moscow launched a military offensive in Ukraine in late February 2022 after recognising the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), claiming that Kiev had failed to guarantee their special status under the 2014 Minsk Agreements, and urging Ukraine to declare itself officially neutral and give assurances that it would never join NATO.
Kiev denounced the Russian action as an invasion. Zelensky imposed martial law throughout the country, announcing a general mobilisation, while the EU and the US imposed several rounds of sanctions on Moscow. »