On March 17, as a result of another shelling, enemy missiles hit one of the largest shopping centers in Kharkiv, starting a fire.
"As a result of the shelling, trading pavilions in different places of the market caught fire. The call to the rescue service was received at 15.38," the press service of the main directorate of the State Emergency Service in Kharkiv region reports.
Some 21 units of fire and rescue equipment and about 100 personnel of the State Emergency Service are working at the scene. All efforts of the rescue service units are aimed at preventing the spread of flames to the housing sector and other related facilities. The fire is currently being extinguished.