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KYIV, Ukraine — A Russian missile hit a museum constructing in a Ukrainian metropolis on Tuesday, killing one in every of its staff and injuring 10 different individuals, a part of a relentless barrage that comes as Ukraine is readying its forces for an expected spring counteroffensive.

The Russian navy used S-300 air protection missiles to assault Kupiansk within the Kharkiv area, hitting the museum of native historical past within the heart of town.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy posted a video from the location that reveals the ruined constructing and emergency responders analyzing the harm.

“The terrorist nation is doing every thing to destroy us fully,” Zelenskyy stated. “Our historical past, our tradition, our individuals. Killing Ukrainians with completely barbaric strategies.”

Kharkiv regional Gov. Oleh Syniehubov stated that three individuals had been hospitalized, seven obtained minor accidents and two others had been believed to stay underneath the particles. Emergency responders had been working to recuperate them.

Kupiansk was captured by Russian forces within the earlier phases of the Russian invasion and reclaimed by Ukrainian forces in a shock counteroffensive in September that noticed the Russians pushed out of broad swathes of the Kharkiv area.

The Ukrainian navy is now getting ready for a brand new large counteroffensive, counting on the most recent provides of Western battle tanks and different weapons and contemporary troops that had been skilled within the West.

Ukraine’s navy intelligence chief, Maj. Gen. Kyrylo Budanov, in an interview with RBC-Ukraine launched Monday, described the deliberate counteroffensive as a “landmark battle in Ukraine’s trendy historical past” that can see the nation “reclaim important areas.”