A Russian attack on the village of Hroza, south-east of Kharkiv, has killed at least 51 people, including a six-year-old boy.

Locals were attending a wake for a local resident when a missile struck at 13:15 local time (15:15 BST).

Ukraine’s defence ministry said there were no military targets in the area – only civilians.

Kharkiv regional head Oleh Synyehubov described the attack as one of the region’s “bloodiest crimes”.

He confirmed that everyone who died were residents of the village, which in 2020 had a population of about 501 people, meaning today’s shelling alone killed 10% of the population.

Ukrainian Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko said, From every family, from every household, there were people present.


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