Russian missiles strike opera house, concert hall in Kharkiv, Ukraine

Posted on: March 3, 2022

“Freedom Square in the centre of Kharkiv has been hit by a huge Russian missile, causing severe damage to an opera house, concert hall, and government offices in an explosion of fire,” writes Sophia Alexandra Hall in Tuesday’s (3/1) Classic FM (U.K.). “The Kharkiv State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, and the next-door Kharkiv Philharmonic are seen to have been hit in the airstrike, in footage circulating on social media…. Kharkiv, which is Ukraine’s second largest city, has been heavily bombed since the war began last week, and today’s attack alone has killed 10 people, and left 35 injured. Rescuers are still searching for civilians who may be buried underneath the rubble. Freedom Square is the second largest city-centre square in Europe, and a landmark of the city.… On Tuesday, Freedom Square was littered with debris, with all the buildings surrounding the square sustaining damage…. Earlier this week the invading Russian forces burned down The Museum of Local History in the Ukrainian town of Ivankiv.”