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Ukraine's 2nd city Kharkiv heavily bombed as UN
assembly denounces Russia
Ukraine's second biggest city, Kharkiv, suffered heavy bombardment on Wednesday as
Russia's week-long invasion was denounced by the United Nations in a historic vote
Ukraine's second biggest city, Kharkiv, suffered heavy
bombardment on Wednesday as Russia's week-long invasion was
denounced by the United Nations in a historic vote and dozens of
countries referred Moscow to be probed for potential war crimes.
The biggest attack on a European state since 1945 has caused
over 870,000 people to flee, led to a barrage of economic
measures against Russia, and stoked fears of wider conflict in the
West unthought-of for decades. The incursion has yet to overthrow
the government in Kyiv but thousands are thought to have died or
been injured and it could cause another deep hit to the global
economy still emerging from the coronavirus pandemic.
For Russians, the fallout has included queues outside banks, a
plunge in the value of the rouble, and an exodus of international
firms. As sanctions have tightened, Russian billionaires are
moving their superyachts and the owner of Chelsea sold the
soccer club. In Ukraine Crisis, the human toll was mounting in
Kharkiv, a city of 1.5 million people, where bombing has left its
centre a wasteland of ruined buildings and debris....