A Russian strike hit the northeast Ukrainian town of Chuhuiv in Kharkiv region overnight, killing three people and wounding three others, the regional governor said on Saturday, APA reports citing Reuters.
The strike damaged a two-storey residential building, a school and a shop, Governor Oleh Synehubov and the police said.
Sitting on a pile of rubble that was once her home, 83-year old resident Raisa Shapoval lamented the devastation and railed against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“I want to say to him, please tell him he has gone crazy. He has lost his mind. Is it possible that all those missiles, bombs and rockets are being used, now in the 21st century?” she said.
Kharkiv region is partially occupied by Russian troops and Chuhuiv lies just 6 km from Russian positions.
“A woman has been killed. She ran out of the house when she was hit, along with her husband. He was killed too. The man from the flat just there was killed too,” Shapoval said. “Three people lost their lives. Why? What for? Because Putin went mad?”