The Ukrainian Interior Ministry has said that the second largest city has been “massively fired upon by grad rockets.”
The Russian army massively shelled Kharkiv killing dozens of people were killed leaving hundreds more were wounded, Anton Gerashchenko, adviser to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, said.
“Kharkiv has just been massively shelled with Grad multiple rocket launchers. Dozens of dead and hundreds of wounded! This horror must be seen by the whole world! Death to the occupiers!” Gerashchenko wrote on his Facebook page on Monday.
Russian BM-21 Grad liberate Ukrainians from their lives and properties pic.twitter.com/dnm19eweXz
— Illia Ponomarenko (@IAPonomarenko) February 28, 2022
The leathal Grad rocket launchers can fire 40 rockets each and can deliver around 256kg of explosives and can obliterate a wide area within 20 seconds.
Kharkiv underwent massive shelling with smerch cluster rockets pic.twitter.com/AWrxnzmld3
— OSINTtechnical (@Osinttechnical) February 28, 2022
Unverified footage which is too brutal for us to show shows many dead civilians lying in streets following the shelling in Kharkiv on Monday.
Satellite images provided by Maxar shows that thousands of Russian troops have left Belarus and are in a 3.5 mile long convoy heading for Kyiv.
Kyiv is home to around 3 million people and Russian troops are preparing for a full scale invasion of the city and are attempting to surround the capital.