On February 5, 2023, at around 8:20 a.m., the Russian military launched a missile attack on the central Kyivskyi district of Kharkiv. One of the rockets hit the five-story building of the Academy of Urban Economy and caused serious damage. The 5th and 4th floors of the central building were destroyed, windows were broken. The guard was injured. “The main building was a direct hit, three floors were destroyed. The architectural building — windows, doors, equipment. In the administrative building, windows and doors were blown out. The museum building was damaged, many exhibits were hidden. I am an optimistic, we will do everything. And we will defeat this bastard.” – said the rector of the educational institution, Volodymyr Babaev. The second rocket exploded under the foundation of a four-story residential building, damaging the building’s facade and windows, as well as cars parked nearby. Four residents were injured: a 58-year-old man, two 54-year-old women and an 83-year-old woman. As reported in the Housing and Communal Services Department, in particular, 193 windows in apartments and 36 windows in entrances were damaged in eight residential buildings. “There was also damage to the roofs of four residential buildings with a total area of ​​more than 1.8 thousand square meters.” According to preliminary data, the occupiers fired at Kharkiv with two missiles of type 5V55 of the S-300 missile complex from the territory of the Belgorod region of the Russian Federation. 1) Strike on Kharkiv. A relative of the victim, who was carried out on a stretcher by the rescuers, showed the woman’s broken apartment: “The grandmother is in shock, she can barely walk, so she had to be carried out on a stretcher. She is alive, and thank God. It’s good that she got up and went to the bathroom, you see, the bed is full,” said relative Iryna 2) “Why at this time and why in this place? That there would be more casualties among the civilian population. To sow panic, to say that they can do anything. They were, are and will be cynical about any loss of life,” said Volodymyr Tymoshko, head of the National Police Headquarters in the Kharkiv region. “The main task is to carry out an apartment-by-apartment tour. Then – work on heat, water and energy supply systems. It is necessary to prepare materials for closing contours and provide assistance to the University of Urban Economy. In addition, it is necessary to prepare materials for closing contours and provide assistance to the University of Urban Economy. We will restore communications,” Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said on the spot. “The Russian aggressor, our enemies, they are systematically destroying Kharkiv. the central part of the city. You remember that shelling, which was also in the central part. Also Kyivskyi district. And there are no soldiers here. There are civilians here, there is an academy of urban economy, which has been completely destroyed,” Mayor Terekhov recalled.


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