Russian Missile Hits Central Square of Ukrain’s Kharkiv, President Zelensky Terms It ‘Undisguised Terror’

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday called Russia’s invasion to Ukraine as ‘undisguised terror’ after a Russian missile hit central square in city of Kharkiv. Earlier today, Russian shelling pounded the central square in Ukraine’s second-largest city and other civilian targets and a 40-mile convoy of tanks and other vehicles threatened the capital — as Ukraine’s embattled president accused Moscow of resorting to terror tactics to press Europe’s largest ground war in generations.Also Read – Why India Abstained From Crucial UN Vote To Suspend Russia From Human Rights Council

With the Kremlin increasingly isolated by tough economic sanctions that have tanked the ruble currency, Russian troops advanced on Ukraine’s two biggest cities. In strategic Kharkiv, an eastern city with a population of about 1.5 million, videos posted online showed explosions hitting the region’s Soviet-era administrative building and residential areas. A maternity ward relocated to a shelter amid shelling. Also Read – UN General Assembly Suspends Russia From Human Rights Council After Killings in Ukraine’s Bucha

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called the attack on Kharkiv’s main square “frank, undisguised terror,” blaming a Russian missile and calling it a war crime. “Nobody will forgive. Nobody will forget. … This is state terrorism of the Russian Federation.” Also Read – Chinese Hackers Targeted India’s Power Grid, Collected Intelligence From Electricity Centers Near Ladakh: Report

Indian Student Dies in Russian Shelling in Ukraine’s Kharkiv

The Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday confirmed the death of an Indian student in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, which has been hit by intense shelling. The Indian student has been identified as Naveen Shekharappa Gyanagoudar, 21, from Karnataka. He was a fourth-year medical student at the Kharkiv National Medical University. The MEA took to Twitter and wrote,”With profound sorrow we confirm that an student lost his life in shelling in Kharkiv this morning. The Ministry is in touch with his family. We convey our deepest condolences to the family.”

“Foreign Secretary is calling in Ambassadors of Russia and Ukraine to reiterate our demand for urgent safe passage for Indian nationals who are still in Kharkiv and cities in other conflict zones. Similar action is also being undertaken by our Ambassadors in Russia and Ukraine,” the MEA further added.

The Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai also spoke to the family and assured that all efforts will be made to bring back Naveen’s body to India. “Naveen Shekharappa, a Haveri district student died in Ukraine. CM Bommai spoke with his father. All efforts will be made to bring back Naveen’s body to India. The CM said that the matter is being negotiated with foreign ministry officials,” the Karnataka CMO informed.

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