Russian army fire hit residential areas and a government building, according to local authorities. Kharkiv, located not far from the Russian border, has 1.4 million inhabitants.
The Ukrainian General Staff reported early Wednesday morning that Russian airborne troops landed in Kharkiv
and attacked a hospitalaccording to a post on Telegram.
A fight is underway between the invaders and the Ukrainianscan also be read there.
Increasingly targeted civil infrastructure
In Kyiv, five people died when the television tower was targeted in the late afternoon.
50 kilometers from Kiev, Russian airstrikes destroyed two residential buildings in Borodianka on Tuesday, according to Ukrainian First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Djeppar. She shared a video of the gray buildings partially in ruins, with apartments in flames.
In Mariupol, a port on the Sea of Azov, more than a hundred people were injured on Tuesday in Russian fire, according to the mayor of the city, Vadim Boitchenko, quoted by Ukrainian media.
On the side of Kherson, whose entrances were already controlled by the Russian forces, the latter took control of the railway station and the port overnight, according to the mayor of the city Igor Kolykhayev, quoted by local media.
The latest provisional UN tally shows that at least 136 civilians, including 13 children, have been killed and 400 others have been injured since the Russian assault began at dawn last Thursday. The actual toll, however, could be significantly higher.