Ukraine: Three civilians killed in Russian bombardment in Kherson

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KYIV (Reuters) – Three civilians were killed by Russian shelling in the Ukrainian city of Kherson on Saturday, and another in the Donetsk region, regional authorities said.

The governor of the Kherson region, Oleksandr Prokudin, specified on Ukrainian television that a Russian shell fell near a store had also injured three people, including an elderly woman. Several buildings and vehicles were damaged.

The Ukrainian army recaptured Kherson and the west bank of the Dnieper in November, and the city Moscow says it annexed has since been a regular target of Russian artillery from across the river.

In the Donetsk region, the epicenter of the fighting at the moment, one person was killed and three others injured by Russian artillery fire targeting the town of Kostyantynivka, regional governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said.

(Written by Olena Harmash, French version Tangi Salaün)

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