According to the Daily Mail, on Monday, February 28, Russian rocket artillery fired on Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city.
Hundreds of civilians were murdered and hundreds more were injured in one of the most serious strikes since the war began five days ago, according to Kiev authorities.
A salvo of Grad rockets and Smerch missiles fired from Russian positions hit a large commercial center in the city. A video was also provided by Twitter user @IAPonomarenko, in which an area was blanketed by explosions.
The unfortunate act occurred as tens of thousands of Ukrainians waited outside supermarkets seeking food, according to The Irish Sun.
Images and videos published on social media showed the bodies of dead and critically injured citizens littering the streets.
In other photos, BM-21 Grad rocket cartridges were seen strewn throughout the streets and inside apartments.
Multiple explosives believed to be unguided Grad missiles or banned cluster bombs rained down on Kharkiv in short succession, according to footage from the carnage.
Since the invasion, Russia and Ukraine have finally begun peace negotiations.
The incident occurs when Ukrainian and Russian delegations meet for peace negotiations near the Belarusian border.
Russian and Ukrainian delegates met for the first time on Monday, February 28th, since Vladimir Putin ordered his soldiers to invade Ukraine last week.