The head of the Kharkov region police, Vladimir Timoshko, said that the hotel had 34 rooms occupied at the time of the strike, but the number of people who were in the building was unknown.
The investigation was able to establish the type of missile that the Russians used to hit the Kharkiv Palace hotel in Kharkov on December 30. The head of the Kharkov regional police, Vladimir Timoshko, told Suspilny journalists about this.
According to him, the Russian Armed Forces attacked the city with Iskander-M missiles.
“The Russians hit the Kharkiv Palace hotel building and a residential building in the center of Kharkov on the evening of December 30 with Iskander-M missiles,” Timoshko said.
He also noted that the hotel had occupied rooms, but the number of people who were in the building during the air attack is unknown.
“It is known that 34 rooms were occupied in the hotel, but how many guests were there during the attack has not yet been calculated,” Timoshko said.
Also, the head of the Kharkiv OVA Oleg Sinegubov said that the Kharkiv Palace was hit on the 12th floor. According to him, after the first hits, people managed to go down to the shelter, so only two people were slightly injured.
Earlier it was reported that on December 30, the invaders attacked the center of Kharkov. At least six strikes were recorded.
Later it became known that the invaders hit the Kharkiv Palace hotel with a rocket. Among the victims was one foreigner who works as a journalist. According to the Kharkov mayor’s office, all the attacks hit civilian infrastructure. The mayor of the city, Igor Terekhov, confirmed that the “arrival” was recorded in a residential building in the city center. Serious damage and fire were recorded.