Russians attack Kharkiv hospital, take Kherson port and railway station — Ukraine

Ukraine’s army says a hospital in Kharkiv is being attacked by Russian troops invading the city.

“Russian airborne troops landed in Kharkiv… and attacked a local hospital,” the army says in a statement on messaging app Telegram. “There is an ongoing fight between the invaders and the Ukrainians.”

Kharkiv, a largely Russian-speaking city near the Russian border, has a population of around 1.4 million.

It has been a target for Russian forces since President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine last Thursday.

In Kherson on the Black Sea, where officials had on Tuesday reported Russian checkpoints encircling the city, Russian forces took control of the railway station and the port overnight, city mayor Igor Kolykhayev is quoted saying by local media.

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