Ukraine says two dead in south after Russian attacks

December 04, 2023

KYIV, Ukraine: Ukraine said at least two people were killed and seven others wounded by Russian shelling in the Kherson region on Sunday, while air defences downed 10 Russian drones overnight.

Kherson was recaptured by Ukrainian forces in November 2022 but has since faced relentless shelling by Russian forces from the opposite bank of the adjoining Dnipro river. Officials said a 78-year-old man was killed on Sunday morning when the village of Sadove was bombarded, while a woman in Kherson city was killed by shelling in a street.

Ukrainian servicemen take part in military training in an undisclosed location in the Kharkiv region on December 1, 2023. — AFP

Sadove lies just east of Kherson city, close to the Dnipro river that marks the front line between Ukrainian and Russian forces.