Russia shells Kherson Oblast over 100 times in the past 24 hours, killing and injuring civilians

17 January, 01:36 PM
A house in Kherson after shelling (Photo:REUTERS/Anna Voitenko)

A house in Kherson after shelling (Photo:REUTERS/Anna Voitenko)

Russian occupying forces attacked Kherson Oblast 102 times in the past day alone, killing one civilian and injuring another two, the regional governor Yaroslav Yanushevych reported on Telegram on Jan. 16.

Russia attacked the oblast with artillery, multiple launch rocket systems, tanks and drones.

The city of Kherson itself was shelled 36 times, targeting residential neighbourhoods. A boarding school, a hospital and residential houses were affected.

Russian troops constantly attack the city of Kherson and the oblast, killing and wounding civilians.

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Russia shelled Kherson Oblast 90 times and killed three people on Jan. 15. The occupiers hit the building of the Red Cross mission in Kherson, city hospital facilities, a rehabilitation center for children with disabilities, a shipbuilding plant, a critical infrastructure facility, and residential buildings.

Russia has been attacking the city since retreating from part of the oblast on the right bank of the Dnipro River, including the city of Kherson.

Kherson was the only regional center that Russia managed to capture in the initial stages of its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which started on Feb.24.

Since occupying large parts of several Ukrainian oblasts in February and March, Russia has lost control of about half of the Ukrainian territory it seized.

In particular, Ukrainian forces in the early part of September liberated in afew days almost the whole of Kharkiv Oblast in a lighting offensive.

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