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Russian shelling of Kherson kills four

Since being recaptured by Ukrainian forces in November 2022, Kherson has faced near continuous Russian bombardment

By AFP
February 06, 2024
This picture on February 2, 2024, shows a rescuer gesturing outside a building damaged as a result of Russian air strike to the center of Ukrainian city of Kherson. — AFP
This picture on February 2, 2024, shows a rescuer gesturing outside a building damaged as a result of Russian air strike to the center of Ukrainian city of Kherson. — AFP

KYIV, Ukraine: Russian shelling of the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson killed four people and injured one other person on Monday, a local official said.

Since being recaptured by Ukrainian forces in November 2022, Kherson has faced near continuous Russian bombardment.

“As of this hour, there are four dead and one wounded,” said Roman Mrochko, head of the Kherson city military administration.

Among the dead were two men aged 45 and 50 who were in a car, a woman on the street and a 60-year old man in the city centre, he said.

He shared a video showing the burnt out chassis of a car surrounded by debris, while another clip showed a small crater on the ground.

The city lies on the western shores of the Dnipro river, the de-facto frontline between Ukrainian and Russian forces in the south of the country.