Russians use heavy artillery and Grad rockets to attack Kherson Oblast 29 times in a day, killing three people

12 March, 11:11 AM
Consequences of shelling in the Kherson Oblast (Photo:Олександр Прокудін/Telegram)

Consequences of shelling in the Kherson Oblast (Photo:Олександр Прокудін/Telegram)

Russian invasion forces shelled Kherson Oblast 29 times in the past day, killing and wounding Ukrainian civilians, the head of Kherson Oblast Military Administration (OVA), Oleksandr Prokudin, reported on Telegram on March 12.

“Over the past day, the enemy launched 29 artillery attacks, firing 156 shells from heavy artillery and Grads (multiple rocket launcher designed in Soviet Union in 1963). The enemy shelled the city of Kherson three times,” Prokudin wrote.

He said 10 impacts were recorded in the city in residential quarters. Houses and apartment buildings were damaged. Shells also hit the territory of the utility company.

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As a result of the enemy shelling, three civilians were killed. Three more people were injured.

On March 10, the Russian army carried out 71 artillery attacks on Kherson Oblast, killing three civilians and wounding five more.

Russian invasion troops have regularly attacked the city of Kherson and government-controlled areas ever since the area was liberated by Ukrainian forces in early November.

Earlier, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin falsely claimed that Russia had annexed Kherson Oblast, along with three other Ukrainian oblasts, without having full control of any of them.

Russia also falsely claimed to have annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula in 2014, a claim only recognized by a handful of the world’s rogue and pariah states.

Even Iran, who has provided Russia with the Shahed flying bomb drones that Russia uses to target Ukrainian civilians, has clarified recently that it does not recognize Moscow’s illegal claims to Ukrainian territory – including Crimea.

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