Russian troops shell Kherson Oblast 50 times in the past 24 hours

18 March, 10:43 AM
Kherson Oblast (Photo:REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

Kherson Oblast (Photo:REUTERS/Murad Sezer)

Russian invasion forces carried out 50 artillery attacks on Kherson Oblast over the day on March 17, injuring three civilians, the region’s governor, Oleksandr Prokudin, has reported on his channel on Telegram.

The enemy launched 237 shells and rockets with heavy artillery and Grad multiple launch rocket systems, the governor wrote.

The city of Kherson itself was attacked three times. Seven shells hit apartment buildings and private houses.

The enemy struck a kindergarten in the village of Veletenske in Kherson Oblast. Luckily, no one was killed or injured in the attack.

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Over the past 24 hours, Russian invasion forces conducted a total of one missile strike, 34 airstrikes and 57 attacks with multiple launch rocket systems against Ukraine, the Ukrainian military’s General Staff reported on Facebook in the morning of March 18.

Russia regularly attacks civilian areas in Kherson and other regions of Ukraine close to Russian territory or Russian-occupied Ukrainian territory. In particular, the oblasts of Sumy, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson are frequently attack with artillery.

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