russian shelling kills many in kherson, ukraine

A Ukrainian war crime prosecutor inspects a residential building damaged by a Russian military strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kherson. File

A Ukrainian war crime prosecutor inspects a residential building damaged by a Russian military strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kherson. File
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Russian shelling on December 15, 2022 killed two people in the southern city of Kherson, the Ukrainian presidency said, in the latest such bombardment since Kyiv’s forces recaptured it last month.

“The enemy hit the centre of the city again. One hundred metres from the Kherson region administrative building,” the deputy head of the president’s office, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, said on social media.

“There is information about two people killed. Emergency services are on site.”

Russian forces seized Kherson — which had a pre-war population of nearly 300,000 people — shortly after invading Ukraine in February.

Ukraine’s army recaptured the city last month in a significant military and symbolic defeat for Moscow.

Russian forces pulled back to the opposing bank of the Dnipro river that runs along Kherson and have since been shelling the city repeatedly, damaging key infrastructure.

Tymoshenko said earlier Thursday that Russian attacks across the entire southern Kherson region over the previous 24 hours had left three dead and 13 more injured.


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