Six civilians killed in Russian shelling in Kherson, Ukrainian army says
KYIV (Reuters) – Six civilians were killed and 12 others injured on Tuesday by a Russian shelling of a market and public transport stop in Kherson, southern Ukraine, the Ukrainian military said.
Ukraine’s military southern command said in a statement that Kherson was shelled during Vladimir Putin’s speech in Moscow, in which the Russian president said his country was not at war with the Ukrainian people.
“The Russian army is intensively bombarding Kherson. Once again killing the civilian population without mercy,” Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky wrote on Telegram messaging, advancing the same toll as the army.
“The world has no right to forget for a moment that Russian cruelty and aggression know no bounds,” he added in the post, along with photos showing bodies lying on the pavement. broken storefronts and a destroyed bus or tram stop.
According to local authorities, the Russian army shelled Kherson using Grad multiple rocket launchers.
Ukraine regained control of Kherson in November after almost eight months of occupation by Russia, which captured the city in the first weeks of its February 2022 invasion.
Kherson and its surroundings are now regularly bombarded by the Russian forces installed on the other bank of the Dnieper river.
(Written by Pavel Polityuk, French version Bertrand Boucey)
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