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1 killed, 1 injured in Russian strike against Kherson Oblast settlement

by Martin Fornusek August 22, 2023 2:22 PM 1 min read
The aftermath of Russian shelling of Komyshany, Kherson Oblast, Aug. 22, 2023. (Source: Kherson Oblast Prosecutor's Office)
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Russian shelling of Komyshany settlement in Kherson Oblast on Aug. 22 killed one resident and injured another, Governor Oleksandr Prokudin reported.

A 71-year-old woman was killed and a 55-year-old man was injured while walking in the street, according to the report.

The Kherson Oblast Prosecutor's Office said that Russian forces carried out the attack at around 11:20 a.m., most likely using artillery. Residential buildings and a gas pipe were reportedly damaged.

Kherson Oblast, which remains partially occupied since the first days of Russia's full-scale invasion, suffers regular strikes against its territory.

During the past day and overnight, Russian attacks injured four civilians in the oblast, Prokudin said.

This included a 43-year-old man injured in the village of Zolota Balka, a 79-year-old woman and a 60-year-old man injured in the strikes against Sofiivka, and a 48-year-old man injured in the attack against Beryslav, according to local officials.

Russian attacks kill 3, injure 6 over past day
Russian forces launched attacks against nine oblasts over the past day, killing at least three civilians and injuring at least six more, local officials reported early on Aug. 22.

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