Russian shells fall on Jerson: 7 dead, 58 wounded

kyiv (HPD) — Russian shells rained down on the Ukrainian city of Kherson on Saturday, killing seven people and wounding 58 in the city from which the Russians were forced to withdraw last month.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who just returned from a quick trip to Washington, posted photos of the damage on his social media. He stressed that the destruction occurs just as the Ukrainians began to celebrate Christmas.

“This is not sensitive content, this is real life for Kherson,” Zelenskyy tweeted. He showed images of cars on fire, corpses in the streets, and a building with its windows blown out.

The deputy secretary of the Ukrainian presidency, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, indicated that seven people died and 58 were injured, at least 16 seriously.

Saturday marks 10 months since the Russian invasion.

Ukraine has suffered an intense wave of Russian bombing, missile, artillery and drone attacks since early October, largely targeting the country’s infrastructure to deprive it of electricity and heating just as winter begins. Shelling has been particularly heavy in Kherson since Ukrainian forces retook the city in November.

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