At least three people were killed and two others injured in a Russian strike in Kherson, southern Ukraine, authorities said on Saturday, two days after deadly artillery fire. “It was learned that three people were killed and two injured at the site of an enemy attack on the highway (which connects) Mykolaiv to Kherson,” said on Telegram Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the regional military administration of Kherson. “Relief work continues” on the spot, he added.
“Our car was hit… It’s horrible!”
On the spot Galyna Kolisnyk, 53, escaped the “tragedy”, she says. She had come to refuel and was “inside a store” when she heard “explosions” outside. “We got into it, then five minutes after this tragedy took place,” she told AFP. “Our car was hit… It’s horrible!”. In a previous message, Oleksandr Prokoudin had said that “a car had caught fire after being hit by a projectile”, evoking one death and one injury initially.
“Russian terrorists are bombing Kherson again. There are wounded and dead,” lamented the head of the presidential administration Andriï Iermak on Telegram, without giving more details at this stage. However, he accompanied his message with a photo of a completely charred car, firefighters working around the charred carcass.
This new strike comes two days after Russian artillery shell fire killed three people in the same city of Kherson, according to the Ukrainian presidency. Kherson, the main city in the eponymous region of southern Ukraine, was liberated by the kyiv army last November after several months of Russian occupation. Since then, Russian fire has been regular on the region, which Moscow partially controls.
Russians close to Bakhmout center, says Wagner boss
In addition, the Russians are currently just over a kilometer from the center of Bakhmout, a city that Moscow troops have been trying to take since the summer, the head of the paramilitary group Wagner, Yevgeny Prigojine, said on Saturday. . “It’s the municipal administration building, the administrative center of the city,” he said, pointing from the roof of a building to another building in what he said was Bakhmout. .
“It’s a kilometer two hundred,” he said in this video released by the press service of his company Concord. “This is the area, there are fights going on.” These remarks were unverifiable from an independent source in the immediate future. “The most important thing is to get the right amount of ammunition and to move forward,” he insisted, while he was in open conflict with the Russian military hierarchy, in particular to obtain more ammunition, essential, according to him, to continue the assault on Bakhmout.