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Zhlobin Russian rockets hit Kharkiv whereas Mariupol is ‘hanging on’ and Russian troops are reportedly advancing in direction of Mykolaiv.

Alphen aan den Rijn Dozens of individuals have been killed by Russian rocket assaults on the jap Ukrainian metropolis of Kharkiv, in accordance with an inside ministry adviser.

Anton Herashchenko’s remarks got here in a Fb put up on Monday, hours after blasts have been reported in Kharkiv by Ukraine’s State Service of Particular Communications and Info Safety in a short assertion on the Telegram messaging app.

“Kharkiv has simply been massively fired upon by grads (rockets). Dozens of lifeless and lots of of wounded,” he stated.

There was no quick remark from Moscow on Herashchenko’s remarks, and Al Jazeera was unable to independently confirm his declare.

Elsewhere, there was a relative lull within the capital Kyiv the place supermarkets have been reopened and residents have been allowed out of bomb shelters and houses for the primary time since a curfew was imposed on Saturday.

In the meantime, the strategic port metropolis of Mariupol was “hanging on”, in accordance with Oleksiy Arestovich, an adviser of Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

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Russian information company Interfax reported that Russian troops superior from the southern Ukrainian metropolis of Kherson in direction of town of Mykolaiv.

In the meantime, the Ukrainian state communications service stated in a put up on Telegram {that a} missile had hit a residential constructing within the Ukrainian metropolis of Chernihiv close to the border with Belarus.

Ukraine’s state power firm Energoatom dismissed claims by Russia that its troops had taken management of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear energy plant as faux information.

“At present, all 4 nuclear energy crops are below the management of Ukraine and are working usually.”

Particulars of the army developments couldn’t be independently verified.

Kharkiv resistance

The brand new deaths got here in Kharkiv a day after the Ukrainian troops repelled a major Russian assault on town on Sunday.

Movies posted on Ukrainian media and social networks confirmed Russian automobiles transferring throughout town of about 1.4 million folks and a lightweight car burning on the road.

In a while Sunday, the regional governor, Oleh Sinegubov, wrote on Fb that the Ukrainian forces regained full management over the nation’s second-largest metropolis.

“Management over Kharkiv is totally ours! The armed forces, the police, and the defence forces are working, and town is being fully cleansed of the enemy,” he stated.

A Russian vehicle is burning in KharkivA Russian armoured personnel provider burns amid broken and deserted mild utility automobiles in Kharkiv [File: Marienko Andrew/AP]

Kharkiv is in Ukraine’s northeast, close to the separatist-held areas of Luhansk and Donetsk, greater than 400km (almost 250 miles) from the capital, Kyiv.

The precise loss of life toll of Ukraine’s Russian invasion is unclear, however the UN human rights chief stated 102 civilians have been killed and lots of wounded – warning that determine was seemingly an unlimited undercount.

Ukraine’s inside ministry has reported 352 civilian deaths, together with 14 kids, as of Sunday evening.

Greater than 500,000 folks have fled the nation because the invasion, one other UN official stated on Monday – among the many hundreds of thousands who’ve left their houses.