More Than 2,000 Civilians Killed Since Russia Invaded, Ukraine Says

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A destroyed armored vehicle in the town of Bucha in the Kyiv region, Tuesday.
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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has killed more than 2,000 Ukrainian civilians and destroyed hundreds of structures including transport facilities, hospitals, kindergartens and homes, Ukraine's emergency service said on Wednesday.

"Children, women and defence forces are losing their lives every hour," it said in a statement.

Russian forces fired a cruise missile into the city council building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday, the deputy governor of the region Roman Semenukha said.

A key Russian target, Kharkiv has come under intense shelling over the past two days, with 21 people killed in the past day.

In Mariupol, the city council said on Wednesday their southern city was under Ukrainian control but locked in battles with Russian troops.

The council said on social media that Russian attackers were shelling civilian sites, including residential blocks, hospitals and dormitories for people displaced by fighting.

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