At least eight people, including a child, were wounded when a powerful Russian missile strike gutted a newly repaired cultural centre in eastern Ukraine, the authorities said on Friday.
President Volodymyr Zelensky said on social media that Russia had targeted "the newly renovated House of Culture", in the town of Lozova, in the eastern region of Kharkiv. He described the attack as "absolute evil" and "absolute stupidity".
Kharkiv regional governor Oleg Sinegubov said eight people had been wounded, including an 11-year-old girl. All had been hit by shrapnel. A local health official had earlier put the number of wounded at seven.
Fire broke out in the cultural centre after the missile strike which also damaged nearby buildings, Sinegubov said, adding that Russian forces had fired three missiles towards the 1,000-capacity building, the largest cultural centre in the region.
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