Russia shells Kherson, killing one and injuring four

21 November 2022, 09:01 PM
National police in Kherson (Photo:REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

National police in Kherson (Photo:REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

Russian forces continue to shell Kherson and surrounding areas from across the Dnipro River, Deputy Head of the President's Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko said in a Telegram post on Nov. 21.

According to Tymoshenko, four people were injured, and one resident was killed in the latest attack.

He specified that four people were taken to the regional hospital as a result of shelling of Kherson by the Russian military. One person died in the ambulance.

Furthermore, as a result of shelling of the nearby Antonivka, a woman was injured and taken to Kherson regional hospital.

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On Nov. 21, the Kherson regional council member Sergey Khlan said that the Russian army has been chaotically shelling Kherson for three days in a row.

The Russian Defense Ministry reported on Nov. 11 the complete withdrawal of its troops from the part of Kherson Oblast on the right bank of the Dnipro River. Russia thus retreated from the city of Kherson – the only Ukrainian regional capital that its invasion forces managed to capture.

The retreat means there is now less of a threat of Russia capturing the southern Ukrainian cities of Mykolayiv and Odesa. It also means more Russian logistics routes in the south of Ukraine are within range of Ukraine’s long-range artillery systems.

Moscow was forced to retreat in order to preserve the remnants of its military units in the south, struggling against the counter-offensive by the Ukrainian Armed Forces on this section of the front.

After the loss of Kherson, the Kremlin regime declared its readiness for peace talks "without preconditions."

In turn, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine replied that for this, Russia must meet a number of conditions, first of all — to withdraw its troops from the whole of Ukraine.

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