Number of wounded in Kherson Oblast increases, includes a nine-year-old child

8 May, 06:09 PM
A house destroyed by Russian shelling in Posad-Pokrovsky, Kherson Oblast (illustrative photo) (Photo:Suspilne)

A house destroyed by Russian shelling in Posad-Pokrovsky, Kherson Oblast (illustrative photo) (Photo:Suspilne)

Russian occupation forces attacked Kherson Oblast on May 8, injuring at least eight people, including a nine-year-old boy, the regional authorities have reported.

According to the Telegram channel of the Kherson Oblast Military Administration, a 67-year-old woman and a 42-year-old man who were wounded in Antonivka, Kherson Oblast, have been hospitalized.

“The woman has serious injuries — multiple shrapnel wounds to the head, chest and abdomen,” the statement reads.

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“Doctors are doing everything possible to save her life.”

Roman Mrochko, head of the Kherson City Military Administration, said that the wounded man and woman in Antonivka are the starosta (or headman) of the Antonivka District, Serhiy Ivashchenko, and an employee of his. He emphasized that the woman's condition is extremely serious.

Ukrainian news outlet hromadske, citing Oleksandr Tolokonnikov, head of the Kherson Oblast Military District's press office, reported that the settlements of Kizomys and Stanislav were also shelled.

“It was both artillery shelling and bombing. There are also two wounded from Antonivka. Early (reports indicate) there are four wounded,” Tolokonnikov said.

Regional governor Oleksandr Prokudin reported on his Telegram channel that six people were wounded in the village of Stanislav as a result of enemy shelling. Five of them were discharged from hospital after receiving medical care, the sixth, a 47-year-old woman, was hospitalized in Kherson in a moderate condition.

One of the wounded in Stanislav is a nine-year-old boy who sustained mine-blast injuries and a head wound; his life is not in danger.

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