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A Russian missile attack demolished Ukraine’s famed ‘Harry Potter Castle’.

Prajwal Revanna

A Russian missile attack demolished Ukraine’s famed ‘Harry Potter Castle’.

Prajwal Revanna
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In Ukraine, a lovely estate known as the ‘Harry Potter Castle’ was destroyed by a Russian missile assault that also killed four people. The rocket strike on the southern Ukrainian city injured 30 people, including two toddlers and a pregnant lady. The walkout also caused damage to over 20 residential structures and infrastructural facilities, according to Ukrainian officials.

The office of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General published images of the attack, which showed flames devouring the cone-shaped towers and roof of an educational institution known locally as “Harry Potter castle” because of its similarity to a Scottish baronial pile. Ukrainian authorities suspect Russia deployed an Iskander ballistic missile and cluster bombs to launch the strike.

“This is an indiscriminate weapon, and its usage can result in considerable civilian casualties. Metal parts and missile debris were found within a 1.5 km radius of the incident location. The research has led to the conclusion that Russian Armed Forces officers intended to use this specific weapon to murder as many Ukrainian people as possible,” the tweet stated.

“The investigation is ongoing.” “We will find and punish those who give criminal orders to shell peaceful Ukrainian cities,” the Ukrainian official said.

Russia, on the other side, claimed that its air defences in Crimea successfully intercepted a large missile and drone strike by Ukraine. According to CNN, Kremlin-appointed Sergey Aksyonov, the senior civilian official in occupied Crimea, told civilians not to approach potential unexploded munitions, and one of his aides asked people not to record or publish footage of Russian air defences in operation. Russian military blogs said the targets were airfields.

“The investigation is ongoing.” “We will find and punish those who give criminal orders to shell peaceful Ukrainian cities,” the Ukrainian official said.

Russia, on the other side, claimed that its air defences in Crimea successfully intercepted a large missile and drone strike by Ukraine. According to CNN, Kremlin-appointed Sergey Aksyonov, the senior civilian official in occupied Crimea, told civilians not to approach potential unexploded munitions, and one of his aides asked people not to record or publish footage of Russian air defences in operation. Russian military blogs said the targets were airfields.
Russian officials further said that the attack was principally carried out using six US-supplied Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS), all of which were successfully shot down by air defences.

Meanwhile, the raid occurred after NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg slammed the delayed supply of help from Ukraine’s Western partners, claiming that “serious delays” allowed Russians to advance on the warfront in the 25-month-long invasion.

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