Russia fires air defence missiles at residential buildings

Two Russian missiles struck central Kharkiv this morning, hitting an apartment block and a university and killing at least three people.

Two loud explosions were heard in quick succession in the city centre at about 8.20am local time. 

One missile landed at the foot of a 19th century block of flats, while another hit the roof of a neighbouring university building, destroying the top three floors.

The governor of Kharkiv said that a 54-year-old woman and two men aged 51 and 55 had been killed.

Ukrainian authorities said the missiles were S-300 anti-aircraft rockets, which the Russians have been using in a ground attack role throughout the war. 

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