Four killed in Russian shelling in Ukraine’s Kherson – officials


(Reuters) – Russian artillery fire killed four people and wounded at least one other person in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson on Monday, local authorities said.

Kherson and the surrounding areas came under regular Russian shelling, leading to multiple air alerts throughout the day. Russian forces targeted Kherson from the area it occupied on the east bank of the major Dnieper River that dissects the region.

Officials said video of the site released by the regional prosecutor’s office showed a completely burnt car that caught fire after the explosion and two bodies were found inside.

A 66-year-old woman who was walking outside her home during the attack was also killed and another man died in hospital from his injuries, prosecutors said on the Telegram messaging app.

Almost two full years after its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia has captured large parts of the east and south of the country, where the front lines remained largely stable for several months.

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Bakhmut region, Ukraine – 3 November: Ukrainian military special forces unit fires RPGs at enemy positions "Kurt & Co Group" Capture the first line of the front line of the Russian-Ukrainian war in the Bakhmut district of Ukraine on November 3, 2023.  Ukrainian forces are struggling to retake Bakhmut, which was captured by Russian forces in May after a year-long war.  In the summer, Ukraine recovered the area north and south of Bakhmut, but Russia occupied the city itself.  (Photo by Kostya Liberov/Libcos/Getty Images)

(Reporting by Yulia Disa; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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