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At least 5 civilians, including 9-year-old, said killed in Russian shelling of Kharkiv

Rescue workers clear the rubble of a building of the Kharkiv Regional Institute of Public Administration damaged by shelling in Kharkiv on March 18, 2022. (Sergey BOBOK / AFP)
Rescue workers clear the rubble of a building of the Kharkiv Regional Institute of Public Administration damaged by shelling in Kharkiv on March 18, 2022. (Sergey BOBOK / AFP)

Authorities in Ukraine’s eastern city of Kharkiv say at least five civilians have been killed in the latest Russian shelling.

Regional police in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, say the victims of the Russian artillery attack early this morning include a 9-year-old boy.

Kharkiv has been besieged by Russian forces since the start of the invasion and has come under a relentless barrage.

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