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1 civilian killed, 2 injured in Russian shelling of Nikopol

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 30, 2023 9:14 PM 1 min read
The aftermath of Russiaт shelling of Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast on April 17, 2023. (Serhii Lysak/Telegram)
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A 48-year-old man was killed as a result of a Russian heavy artillery attack on the city of Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Governor Serhiy Lysak reported on April 30.

Two other people, a 46-year-old woman and an 80-year-old man, were injured.

According to Lysak, six multi-story residential buildings and 6 private houses, two gas pipelines, and a power line were damaged.

“Terror of civilians, destruction, death are the ‘trademarks’ of the aggressor,” Lysak said. “We, Ukrainians, have our own (trademark). We bring light, revive from ruins, cherish all that is dear to the heart.”

Nikopol, home to over 115,000 residents, is constantly shelled by the Russian army. On April 12, four civilians were injured as a result of shelling by Russian troops of a residential area in the city.

The city sits across the Dnipro River from the Russian-controlled city of Enerhodar in neighboring Zaporizhzhia Oblast, where Europe's biggest nuclear power plant was occupied by Russian forces since March 4, 2022.

Life on the front line of Russia’s new nuclear brinkmanship
On nights when he hears them, Mykhailo Kling runs to his panoramic ninth-floor balcony in Nikopol to watch Russian rockets being fired at his hometown. “See the reactor buildings there,” he said, pointing across the wide expanse of the Dnipro River at the eerie shapes of the Zaporizhzhia…



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