A missile destroyed a printing house in Kharkiv


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On March 20, an X-35 anti-ship missile struck the industrial area in Kharkiv where a printing house is located, killing and injuring people.

This was reported by the regional office of the State Emergency Service.


“Preliminary, the victims are two women and three men. There were 65 people in the building at the moment of the attack. We continue to collect information. The speed of the missile at the time of impact could have been over 1000 kilometers per hour,” Serhiy Bolvinov, head of the Police Investigation Department, said.


Among other premises, the building housed a printing shop Hurov and Co where books of various Ukrainian publishing houses were being printed, and which stored large quantities of paper, cardboard and paint. After the missile strike, the fire immediately spread to all four floors of the building as a result. One of the company’s employees was rescued during the firefighting. When the rescuers arrived at the scene, they saw a man hanging from an air conditioner near a third-floor window. To get to him, the rescuers deployed a fire escape ladder, and then used a scaling ladder to reach the last flight.


Kharkiv mayor Igor Terekhov reported later about five missing people.


“They have been identified, but they are neither among the wounded nor among the dead,” he informed.


After that Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Civil-Military Administration, informed that seven of the nine wounded were hospitalized, one of the wounded refused hospitalization, and another person was being treated on an outpatient basis.


During 2022, the premises of publishing houses Ranok, BOOKSHA, Tezy, George, ASSA and others were damaged.


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