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Russia attacks Kharkiv, fierce fighting also in Kherson

Russia attacks Kharkiv, fierce fighting also in Kherson

Russia has carried out airstrikes in Ukraine's second largest city, Kharkiv. The overnight attacks hit a train station and caused power outages for more than 18,000 households, officials said on September 28.

The governor of Kharkiv, Oleh Synehubov, said that Russian forces struck with S-300 missiles, which are weapons designed for air defense but are also often used to hit civilian infrastructure in Ukrainian cities.

The emergency service in the Kharkiv region said that the explosions destroyed an electrical transformer and also hit a workshop.

Authorities have not reported any casualties, but the regional electricity company said 18,500 customers in Shevchenkivski, Holodnogirski and Novobavarski counties were left without power.

The attacks in Kharkiv follow similar attacks on a train station and residential buildings a week ago.

Fierce fighting is also continuing in the Kherson region, Britain's Ministry of Defense said in its daily bulletin on the war in Ukraine.

The British ministry said on September 28 that Russian military forces in the area, stationed on the right bank of the Dnipro River, are attacking Ukrainian positions.

British intelligence also said Russia is using its forces to continue efforts to advance near Bahmut in the Donbas, despite Moscow's forces being under heavy pressure in northern and southern Ukraine.

The latest fighting comes as US officials say Washington is preparing a new $1.1 billion military aid package for Ukraine.

The US and other Western countries have been helping Ukraine with weapons since Russia launched its invasion of this neighboring country on February 24./ REL

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