A 13-year-old boy and a couple were killed while waiting for a bus in Kharkiv during a Russian missile strike on July 20. The boy ‘s 15-year-old sister was also injured. The Kharkiv Sunna mosque was also destroyed in the shelling.
Russian has not commented on the attack. Since the beginning of the invasion of Ukraine, Russia has denied that its military deliberately targets civilians. After a period of relative calm, Kharkiv has endured almost daily shelling in recent weeks.
The Ukrainian ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarova, wrote on Twitter, the boy’s father prayed over the body of the 13-year-old for two hours.