Damage and destruction as Kharkiv hit by shelling

STORY: Kharkiv suffered heavy bombardment from the very start of the Russian invasion on February 24, which left much of the city of 1.5 million a wasteland of ruined buildings and debris.

Russian strikes that began on Tuesday (June 21) on Ukraine's second city, near the Russian border, were the worst for weeks in an area where normal life had been returning since Ukraine pushed Moscow's forces back in May.

The Ukrainian capital Kyiv was hit by shelling on Sunday (June 26) - the first such attack since early June.

Local authorities said at least 6 people were wounded and one person was killed in the Kyiv strikes.