Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the moment blasted Russia for “mercilessly killing” civilians in Kherson as native officers reported at the very least 5 deaths following strikes on the southern metropolis.
“The Russian military is closely shelling Kherson. Once more mercilessly killing the civilian inhabitants,” he mentioned on social media.
“A automobile park, residential areas, a high-rise constructing, and a public transport cease had been hit,” Mr Zelensky added.
The strikes killed at the very least 5 folks and 16 others had been in hospitals with accidents, the Kherson metropolis council mentioned.
The Ukrainian military initially mentioned that six folks had been killed within the assault.
AFP reporters noticed lifeless our bodies coated with plastic sheets or foil blankets on the streets close to a bus cease and a grocery store in Kherson.
Kherson is the capital of one of many 4 areas — together with Donetsk, Lugansk and Zaporizhzhia — that Russia claims to have annexed however by no means absolutely managed.
Oleksandr Prokudin, head of the Kherson Regional Army Administration, mentioned Russian troops had focused town “most likely by Grad” a number of rocket-launchers and that 20 explosions had been heard.
The strikes got here as Russian President Vladimir Putin was giving a state of the nation tackle in Moscow, practically one 12 months into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Regardless of Russia’s retreat from Kherson in November, town is commonly focused by Moscow’s troops.
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