Russia-Ukraine War: Russia has been continuously attacking Ukraine since February 24. Now Russian troops have fired rockets at the Military Academy in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city. A video posted on the Ukrainian government’s Telegram channel shows a building in flames. According to the mayor of Kharkiv, 21 people were killed and 112 were injured in the Russian attack.
Meanwhile, a heart-wrenching video has surfaced from Kharkiv, where innocent cancer-stricken children, taking shelter in a basement, are seen battling for life and death. This video has been tweeted by Ukrainian MP Lesia Vasylenko, in which small innocent children suffering from cancer are seen lying on makeshift beds in the basement.
Many cities in Ukraine, facing attacks from Russian troops, have been reduced to ruins. More than 300 people, including children, are reported to have been killed in Ukraine since the Russian attack. While lakhs of people have fled the country. Those still in Ukraine are taking refuge in basements and subway stations to escape Russian attacks.
Russia has intensified bombings in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. On Tuesday it attacked the city’s main television tower and two apartment complexes located in a town in the northwest of the city, AFP news agency reported. The Ukrainian military said fighting was also going on between Russian and Ukrainian troops in Kharkiv.
The Russian attack has severely affected medical and other essential services in Ukraine. Doctors fear that interruption in treatment could worsen the condition of children with cancer. A doctor at the Children’s Hospital in Kyiv told NBC that these children are suffering greatly because they need to survive to fight cancer.
He said that cancer victims cannot wait for the innocent fight to end. He said that if the patients do not get the necessary treatment, they will die. The United Nations has estimated that 12 million people in Ukraine will need relief and protection amid the crisis. On Tuesday, it launched an emergency appeal to raise $1.7 billion to help the Ukrainian people.
An Indian student, a resident of Karnataka, was killed in a gunfight in the war-torn Ukraine’s Kharkiv city on Tuesday morning.
This is the first case of death of an Indian person in the war in Ukraine after the Russian attack. Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Tuesday claimed that all Indian nationals have left Kyiv.