Ukraine says nearly 1,000 buildings destroyed in heavily shelled Kharkiv, most of them residential

An apartment in a multi-story residential building is destroyed as a result of Russian shelling on the northern outskirts of Kharkiv, on March 21, 2022. (Sergey BOBOK / AFP)
An apartment in a multi-story residential building is destroyed as a result of Russian shelling on the northern outskirts of Kharkiv, on March 21, 2022. (Sergey BOBOK / AFP)

Ukraine says almost a thousand buildings have been destroyed in the northeast city of Kharkiv since the start of the Russian invasion on February 24.

According to the BBC, Ukraine’s state emergency service says most of them are residential buildings.

The city has come under near-constant shelling and Ukrainian officials say at least 500 civilians have been killed in the city.

The figures could not be independently verified.

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