At least 27 killed in Ukraine's eastern city of Kharkiv in past day, says police official

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A view shows buildings damaged by recent shelling during Russia's invasion of Ukraine in Kharkiv, Ukraine, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Oleksandr Lapshyn

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LVIV, Ukraine March 8 (Reuters) - At least 27 civilians have been killed in attacks by Russian forces on the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv in the past 24 hours, Ukrainian regional police official Serhiy Bolvinov said on Tuesday.

Overall, 170 have been killed across Kharkiv region since the start of Russia's invasion on Feb. 24, including five children, he said in an online post.

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Reporting by Alessandra Prentice; Editing by Alison Williams

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