At least eight people have died as a result of Russian bombardments of residential areas in the northeastern city of Kharkiv over the last 24 hours, Ukraine's Emergency Service said in a statement Monday, APA reports citing CNN.
The Emergency Service said a bombing that took place around 7:15 p.m. local time Sunday (12:15 p.m. ET) "completely or partially demolished" multi-story residential buildings, administrative buildings, medical institutions, educational institutions, and dorms.
There were also large-scale fires in 21 buildings in the central part of the city, the Emergency Service said.
About 200 people were rescued and evacuated by rescuers during the fires. Authorities are still gathering information about additional possible victims.