At least one person killed and power supply interrupted in Kharkiv, Ukraine

A man walks past a residential building damaged by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine September 12, 2022. REUTERS/Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy

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KHARKIV, Ukraine, September 12 (Reuters) – Russian strikes killed at least one person, injured others and caused further disruptions to electricity and water supplies on Monday in Ukraine’s second-largest city, Kharkiv, officials said, as Ukrainian forces advanced in the area. .

Ukraine’s General Staff said its soldiers recaptured more than 20 towns and villages in the past day as they fled Russian troops as they continued their counteroffensive in the northeast of the country. Read more

A 37-year-old man died and six people, including an 18-year-old girl, were injured in the strikes, Kharkiv Governor Oleh Synehubov said on Telegram.

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“The situation of last night is repeating itself. Due to the (Russian) strikes (…) the supply of electricity and water has been interrupted,” said the city’s mayor, Ihor Terekhov.

A Reuters correspondent said power had been restored to at least central Kharkiv by late afternoon, but loud explosions could again be heard a few kilometers (miles away).

Some passengers at a Kharkiv metro station waited outside for the metro to reopen, while others scrolled through their phones or tried to get taxis or other transport home.

“We were in the ‘Rost’ supermarket when we heard two explosions and the light went out,” said Yuliia Bezsonova, a Kharkiv resident trying to contact her husband who was traveling on the metro.

Moscow denies deliberately hitting civilian targets. He did not comment on reports of strikes on Kharkiv infrastructure.

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Reporting by Max Hunder and Tom Balmforth; Written by Gareth Jones; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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