Mar 2, 2022 - World

Russian rockets and troops attack Kharkiv, killing over 20

A view of damaged regional police station building after a Russian missile attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine on March 2
A damaged regional police station building is seen after a Russian missile attack in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on March 2. Photo: State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Russian military rocket attacks on Kharkiv killed at least 21 people and wounded 112 others on Wednesday, the mayor of Ukraine's second largest city said.

The big picture: Ukrainian authorities said Russian airborne troops had landed in Kharkiv about 8:30pm Tuesday ET. The city has been the scene of some of the worst shelling by Russian troops since the invasion began.

What they're saying: "A Russian landing party landed in Kharkiv," Ukraine’s State Special Communications agency said on Telegram, per a translation on the messaging service.

  • "The occupiers attacked the hospital — the Military Medical Clinical Center of the Northern Region. A battle broke out between the invaders and the Ukrainian defenders."

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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