Russia launched a powerful rocket strike in Kharkiv, Ukraine [18+ video]
KYIV, ($1=30.06 Ukrainian Hryvnia) — A video of a rocket attack on the heart of Kharkiv has been circulating on social media, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned. BulgarianMilitary.com applies the video, but with an age restriction. Anyone over 18+ can watch it. The information was confirmed by several sources, including Ukrainian and Russian media, BulgarianMilitary.com sources, and Reuters.
It is clear from the video that the place of the impact is the central square of the city. It houses the Opera and Philarmonic Hall in Kharkiv. The damage is great, there are killed and injured. According to unofficial and unconfirmed information, 11 people have been killed and 40 injured so far.
BulgarianMilitary.com monitors the information channels in both directions [Russia and Ukraine], but will not share the assumptions about the attack, as it considers the information in these streams to be propaganda.
According to analysts at BulgarianMilitary.com and their assumptions, the Russian artillery used the BM-30 Smerch – a Soviet heavy multiple rocket launcher. This information is also not confirmed and is based on guesses.
Later on, the official Twitter account of BulgarianMilitari.com reported that satellite images of the Maxar satellite show a large military column near Kyiv. There is no official information on whether these are Ukrainian or Russian military.
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
On 21 February 2022, the Russian government claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border, and claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.
On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states, according to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole, and Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.
On 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country, as well as tanks entering via the Belarus border.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy declared martial law throughout Ukraine. Air raid sirens were heard throughout Ukraine for most of the day. Ukraine’s ICT infrastructure has already deteriorated as a result of Russian cyber-attacks and bombardments. Several Ukrainian cities or buildings have been occupied, including the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
However, per a US defence official, Russians forces are “meeting more resistance” in advance towards Kyiv “than they expected”; a statement repeated by James Heappey, Britain’s current Minister for the Armed Forces the next day
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