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Breaking: Over Seven People Dead, Infrastructures Damaged As Ruissia Drone Attacks Kharkiv, Ukraine | #Peaceinukraine

Ukraine Media Confirms That Russian drone attacks on the city of Kharkiv Saturday killed at least seven people, including three children, and triggered fires that damaged homes and other civilian infrastructure.

Regional governor Oleh Synehubov wrote on Telegram that drones damaged civilian infrastructure in the Nemyshlianskyi district of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city.

The attack by the Iranian-made Shahed drones caused fire that destroyed at least 14 homes. Reporters from Suspilne public television observed the glow of a fire over the city.

Ukraine’s air force said it downed 23 of the 31 Russian-launched drones.

Viktor Tereshchenko, the top military official in Velykyi Burluk, a town east of Kharkiv, told Suspilne that drones damaged a hospital and a restaurant.

Officials reported an attack on a hospital in the town last week, prompting the evacuation of dozens of patients.

In the Black Sea port of Odesa, the regional governor said a drone attack injured one person.

Three people were reported killed in shelling earlier in the day in a village in the Sumy region, on the border with Russia.

U.S. aid still on awaiting

Meanwhile, U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday criticized a Republican delay on approving new aid to Ukraine.

“The failure of the United States Congress, if it occurs, not to support Ukraine is close to criminal neglect. It is outrageous,” Biden said in the White House Oval Office alongside German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Scholz made a whirlwind stop in Washington to support Biden’s efforts to gain funding for Ukraine.

Scholz addressed growing concerns in Europe about the standoff between the Democratic president and House Republicans on Ukraine funding.

“Without the support of United States, and without the support of the European states, Ukraine will have not a chance to defend its own country,” Scholz said.

The U.S. Senate is moving toward a final vote to advance a $95.3 billion military aid package, of which about $60 billion would go toward Ukraine’s war with Russia.

Earlier Friday, a bipartisan congressional delegation met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv seeking to give assurances they would do their part to get crucial, stalled military aid legislation through the House of Representatives.

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