Russian attacks on Kharkiv region kill one, injure 14

KYIV (Reuters) -A series of Russian strikes on Ukraine's northeastern Kharkiv region on Wednesday killed one person and injured at least 14, local authorities said.

In the afternoon, Russia dropped guided UMPB D-30 bombs on the regional capital, Kharkiv regional prosecutors said on Telegram.

At least eight people were injured, they added, including an 8-year-old boy. The attack damaged private houses, residential buildings, a postal department and a car repair service.

An early morning attack killed one person and wounded two more in the village of Borova, they said. Ten homes, stores, and an administrative building were damaged, they added.

In the village of Ruska Lozova, two people were wounded and 10 homes damaged in a strike in the early hours that used two S-400 missiles, prosecutors said citing preliminary information.

Later in the day, two guided bombs injured two people in the village, setting five buildings on fire and destroying nine private houses, local police said.

Kharkiv, Ukraine's second largest city, and the surrounding region have long been intensively targeted by Russian attacks.

Russia denies targeting civilians since launching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 but thousands of people have been killed and injured.

Governor Oleh Syniehubov said in June that attacks near the village of Borova had intensified as Russian forces sought to probe weaknesses in the Ukrainian defences.

Russia pressed its ground assault into the north of the Kharkiv region in May, opening a new front in the 28-month war.

(Reporting by Anastasiia Malenko, Yuliia Dysa; Editing by Alex Richardson and Christina Fincher)