Six postal workers killed in Russian missile strike over Kharkiv

At least 16 others have been injured in the Russian rocket strike

Six postal workers killed in Russian missile strike over Kharkiv
This picture taken on October 21, 2023 shows police officers inspecting the damage at a mail depot building following missile strikes at the village of Korotych in Kharkiv region. Russian missile strikes killed at least six people and wounded 14 others on October 21, local officials said. (Photo by SERGEY BOBOK / AFP) (Photo by SERGEY BOBOK/AFP via Getty Images)
The attack last night was shared by President Zelensky on Telegram earlier today (Picture: AFP)

Six people have been killed and at least 14 injured after a Russian missile attack on a postal centre in Kharkiv.

President Volodymyr Zelenksy said on the Telegram messaging app that ‘Russian missiles hit the Nova Poshta centre – an ordinary civilian object,’

He posted a video showing a building with smashed windows and construction materials strewn about.

Oleh Synehubov, the governor of the broader Kharkiv region of which the city of Kharkiv is the administrative centre, said several of the injured were in serious condition in hospital.

Those killed and injured were employees of the postal centre, Mr Synehubov said on Telegram. Police said the workers did not have time to seek shelter because the siren sounded a second before impact.

This picture taken on October 21, 2023 shows Ukrainian rescuers working among the debris of a mail depot building following missile strikes at the village of Korotych in Kharkiv region. Russian missile strikes killed at least six people and wounded 14 others on October 21, local officials said. (Photo by SERGEY BOBOK / AFP) (Photo by SERGEY BOBOK/AFP via Getty Images)
Ukrainian rescuers are trying to find any survivors (Picture: EPA)
epa10932217 Ukrianian rescuers work are seen at the site of a strike on a postal terminal in the Korotych settlement near Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine, 22 October 2023, amid the Russian invasion. At least 6 people were killed and 16 others injured after a Russian missile hit the Nova Poshta postal terminal in Kharkiv's area, according to a National Police report. Russian troops entered Ukrainian territory in February 2022, starting a conflict that has provoked destruction and a humanitarian crisis. EPA/YAKIV LIASHENKO
At least 6 people were killed and 16 others injured after a Russian missile hit the Nova Poshta postal terminal(Picture: EPA)
This picture taken on October 21, 2023 shows Ukrainian police officers standing among the debris of a mail depot building following missile strikes at the village of Korotych in Kharkiv region. Russian missile strikes killed at least six people and wounded 14 others on October 21, 2023, local officials said. (Photo by SERGEY BOBOK / AFP) (Photo by SERGEY BOBOK/AFP via Getty Images)
Police officers at the scene in northern Ukraine (Picture: Getty)
epa10932215 A view shows a hole in the roof after a strike on a postal terminal in the Korotych settlement near Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine, 22 October 2023, amid the Russian invasion. At least 6 people were killed and 16 others injured after a Russian missile hit the Nova Poshta postal terminal in Kharkiv's area, according to a National Police report. Russian troops entered Ukrainian territory in February 2022, starting a conflict that has provoked destruction and a humanitarian crisis. EPA/YAKIV LIASHENKO
The terminal in the Korotych settlement near Kharkiv after the attack last night (Picture: EPA)

Police said 22 people were inside when the suspected S-300 rocket hit the building just before 10.30pmlocal time (20:30 BST).

Investigators, together with criminologists and forensic experts, are conducting an examination of the bodies of the dead, police added on social media.

Writing on Telegram himself, Mr Syniehubov said the victims were aged between 19 and 42, with some suffering shrapnel wounds from the blast.

He said the private delivery company in the western Kharkiv suburb of Korotych was ‘strictly a civilian site’.

‘The Russians have inflicted more terror on Kharkiv’s peaceful population,’ he added.

Several other missile attacks have been launched across Ukraine in recent days.

In President Zelensky’s hometown of Kryvyi Rih, a 60-year-old man died on Friday night when a Russian missile hit an industrial facility, said the mayor Oleksandr Vilkul.

He added that the man’s wife was taken to hospital with serious shrapnel wounds. Hours later Russian missiles and drones are reported to have attacked the same site without injury.

In Ukraine’s Kherson region, another civilian was killed and a second suffered wounds as Russian troops used tanks, mortars, multiple-rocket launchers, artillery and drones to target residential areas.

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