Nine rescued from rubble in Chasiv Yar -Zelenskiy

STORY: Speaking during his nightly video address, Zelenskiy said Ukraine's second-largest city, Kharkiv, had also come under attack by Russian artillery.

Kharkiv, in the northeast close to the Russian border but outside the Donbas, suffered heavy bombardment in the first few months of the war followed by a period of relative calm that has been shattered by renewed shelling in recent weeks.

Moscow denies targeting civilians but many Ukrainian cities, towns and villages have been left in ruins. Since the Feb. 24 invasion, attacks on a theatre, shopping centre and railway station have caused many civilian deaths.

Zelenskiy said Russia had carried out 34 air strikes since Saturday.

"Kharkiv faced new brutal attacks by the Russian army. Another missile hit a residential building - one block was completely destroyed. In the morning, the occupiers shelled the Saltiv and Kyiv districts with rocket artillery. Five people were killed," said Zelenskiy.

Russian President Vladimir Putin calls the conflict, Europe's biggest since World War Two, a "special military operation" to demilitarize neighbouring Ukraine and rid it of dangerous nationalists.

Ukraine and its Western allies say Putin's war is an imperial-style land grab.

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