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51 killed in Russia´s airstrike in Ukraine

Published : 06 Oct 2023, 03:19

  DF News Desk
File Photo: Xinhua.

A Russian attack on the village of Hroza, south-east of Kharkiv, has killed at least 51 people, international media reported, quoting Ukrainian authority.

Villagers were attending a wake for a local resident when a missile struck at 15:15 local time, reported British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

It marks one of the deadliest attacks against civilians reported by Ukraine since the conflict began, and it came without a conceivable military target, reported Cable News Network (CNN), quoting a top Ukrainian police official.

Ukraine's defence ministry said there were no military targets in the area - only civilians, said the BBC report.

Kharkiv regional head Oleh Synyehubov confirmed that everyone who died were residents of the village, and that today's attack killed 20% of its population.