As talks continue, dozens killed in Russian strikes on Kharkiv

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Dozens of people were killed in rocket strikes by Russian forces on the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Monday morning, Ukrainian interior ministry adviser Anton Herashchenko said. 

“Kharkiv has just been massively fired upon by grads (rockets). Dozens of dead and hundreds of wounded,” Herashchenko said in a post on Facebook.

This comes even as talks between Ukraine and Russia have started at the Belarussian border, as reported by news agencies.

Earlier the Ukrainian president’s office said Ukraine’s goal for the talks was an immediate ceasefire and the withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s health ministry said 352 civilians, including 14 children, have been killed since the beginning of Russia’s invasion.

It also said 1,684 people, including 116 children, have been wounded.