Ukraine: Russian bombing kills three in Kherson

Ukraine: Russian shelling kills three in Kherson


Russian shelling of residential areas in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson killed at least three people on Sunday, local authorities said. 

In an area under Russian control in the neighboring region of Zaporizhia, also in the south of the country, the authorities installed by Moscow indicated that four people had been killed by a Ukrainian strike on a railway bridge.

The front in southern Ukraine, where the Russian army had to abandon Kherson in November, has been much calmer lately than that in the east of the country, where fierce fighting is taking place, but the shelling from both sides never stopped and fighting resumed this week in the Zaporizhia region.

“Enemy artillery hit the residential areas of the city,” said on social networks the regional administration.

She added that a hospital, a school, a station of buses, a post office, a bank and residential buildings were hit.

These strikes left three dead and six injured, including a nurse, according to the same source.

The head of the pro-Russian administration installed by Moscow in Zaporizhia, Yevgeny Balitsky, for his part accused Ukraine of having committed “a strike with Himar multiple rocket launchers against a railway bridge spanning the Molotchnaya river” .

“Four members of a railway brigade were killed, five were injured and are being treated medically,” he added.

The bridge found in the villa of Svetlodinskoye, north of the city of Melitopol, controlled by Russian forces. According to the same source, work was underway on this infrastructure.