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Ukrainian strikes kill 5, injure 18 in Russia

Updated on: 16 February,2024 07:40 AM IST  |  Kyiv
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Five of the 18 people injured in Belgorod were children, regional Gov. Vyacheslav Gladkov said on Telegram

Ukrainian strikes kill 5, injure 18 in Russia

Buildings destroyed by Russian bombardment on Kharkiv. Pic/AP

A missile strike on the Russian city of Belgorod near the Ukraine border on Thursday killed five people, including a child, and injured 18 others, a Russian official said, in what appeared to be the latest exchange of long-range missile and rocket fire between the two countries.


Hours earlier, Russia fired cruise and ballistic missiles at a broad area of Ukraine, hitting multiple regions after a midnight strike in Ukraine’s northeast killed four people in an apartment building, authorities said. Five of the 18 people injured in Belgorod were children, regional Gov. Vyacheslav Gladkov said on Telegram.


Meanwhile, Russia fired cruise and ballistic missiles at a broad area of Ukraine early Thursday, hitting multiple regions hours after a midnight strike in the country’s northeast killed four people in an apartment building, authorities said. Five others were injured in the nighttime attack on the city of Chuhuiv, in the Kharkiv border region, regional Gov. Oleh Syniehubov said.


Hours later, missiles the targeted the capital Kyiv, the southern Zaporizhzhia region and Lviv in western Ukraine, among other places. The Ukrainian air force said it intercepted 13 of the 26 missiles fired across the country.

France and Ukraine to sign security pact 

French President Emmanuel Macron will sign a bilateral security agreement with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday in Paris as part of a trip that will also go through Germany, the French presidency said in a statement. It did not release specific details about the agreement, to be signed at the Elysee presidential palace. Macron said earlier this year that France was negotiating a bilateral deal on the model Ukraine recently agreed upon with the United Kingdom, which covers 10 years.

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