Kharkiv Palace Hotel hit by Russian S-300 missiles
The Russian Ministry of Defense stated that during the shelling of Kharkov, “representatives of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces of Ukraine who participated in the planning and execution of the attack on Belgorod were killed.” Ukrainian intelligence called these statements the sick delirium of the terrorist regime.
Source: Russian Ministry of Defense on Telegram, representative of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Education and Science Andrey Yusov in a comment to Ukrainskaya Pravda
Details: The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, which kills Ukrainian civilians every day, accused the Ukrainian Armed Forces of carrying out a strike using multiple launch rocket systems on the city of Belgorod, “as a result of which civilians, including children, were killed.”
It is said that in response, the Russian armed forces “struck decision-making centers and military installations in the city of Kharkov.”
In particular, it is alleged that “a missile strike on the former Kharkov Palace hotel complex destroyed representatives of the Main Intelligence Directorate and the Armed Forces of Ukraine who were directly involved in the planning and execution of the terrorist attack in Belgorod.”
Verbatim from the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation: “High-precision missile strikes on the building of the Ukrainian Security Service in the Kharkov region and the temporary deployment point of the nationalist formation “Right Sector” eliminated representatives of the SBU rolling stock, foreign mercenaries and militants of the “Kraken” unit, who were directly preparing sabotage on Russian territory.” .
Yusov’s direct speech: “Regarding yet another nonsense from the so-called Ministry of Defense of the aggressor state, we can report that during the next terrorist act of the Russian Federation and the missile strike yesterday on Kharkov, not a single employee of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense, respectively, nor a single fighter of the special forces of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense “Kraken” was not injured.
At the same time, the aggressor once again struck civilian rather than military targets. This is a constant practice of the Russian Federation and its terrorist missile attacks, which are aimed specifically at civilian infrastructure and civilians. All other statements about the imaginary “defeats” of representatives of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the MOU are another painful fantasy of people living in a parallel reality and waging a genocidal war against Ukraine, for which they will certainly be punished.”
What preceded : On Saturday, December 30, during a massive shelling of Kharkov, the enemy hit the Kharkiv Palace hotel building with S-300 anti-aircraft missiles.
The Kharkov regional prosecutor's office reported that as a result of the enemy attack on the center of Kharkov, 26 people were injured, including children and a foreigner.
As a result of the shelling, a hotel, apartment buildings, a kindergarten, administrative buildings, shops, restaurants, shopping pavilions and people's cars, etc. were damaged.
On December 30, explosions were heard in the Russian city of Belgorod, after the work of Russian air defense, debris fell in the city center. The interlocutor of the UP in the special services said that the Defense Forces worked on Russian military facilities in the Belgorod region, but due to the “unprofessional actions of the Russian air defense” and “planned provocations,” debris fell in the center of the city.