Russian missile strikes Ukraine's Kharhiv

STORY: Reuters reporters saw destroyed buildings, cars, and the bodies of two victims at the scene.

One man, whose name was not given, stood near a body covered with a cloth. When he lifted the cover, the man said it was the body of his uncle.

The Russian defence ministry said in a statement it had destroyed 16 Ukrainian military facilities in the regions of Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk and in the port of Mykolayiv, in the south and east of the country.

Russia denies targeting civilians and rejects what Ukraine says is evidence of atrocities, saying Ukraine has staged them to undermine peace talks. Moscow calls its action, launched almost two months ago, a special military operation to demilitarise Ukraine and eradicate what it calls dangerous nationalists.

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