Kharkiv Mayor Igor Terekhov said that more than 1,000 buildings were destroyed in Kharkiv during the Russian invasion of Ukraine and called the destruction “colossal”, TSN reports.
“Svoboda Square was hit on the fifth day of the war. It was a demonstrative bombardment – the largest square in Europe, the most famous point of Kharkov. Then – the regional administration, other administrative buildings,” the mayor recalled.
“Different buildings. Think about it, thousands of residential buildings. Many of them cannot be restored. We, in fact, will need to create a new city. Why are we being destroyed? I repeat once again: why the war? I don’t know,” he summed up.
Terekhov also noted that “since the beginning of the war, there has not been a day that Kharkov was not bombed.”