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Russian drones injure emergency workers after second strike on eastern Ukrainian city

Consequences of the Russian attack on Kharkiv
Consequences of the Russian attack on Kharkiv

Russia attacked Kharkiv with Shahed suicide drones overnight, the State Emergency Service reported on Telegram on March 23.

While rescuers and law enforcement officers were working at the scene, the enemy struck again with another UAV, resulting in injuries among emergency workers.

The rescuers had been heading towards the scene of a fire that had spread over 150 square meters in a three-story building.

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Two SES vehicles were also damaged as a result of the strike.

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"The aggressor state continues to deliberately destroy those who protect the safety of civilians," the service said in a statement.

March 23 Russian drone attack

Overnight on March 22-23, Russia attacked Ukraine with drones.

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A series of explosions were heard in Kharkiv during the assault.

Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk said that the Russian military had launched 34 Shaheds and four S-300 anti-aircraft guided missiles at Ukraine. Air defense forces shot down 31 enemy drones.

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