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Ukrainian forces achieved some success around Bakhmut but suffered "significant" losses in personnel and heavy equipment, CNN wrote on June 8, citing U.S. officials. Although Kyiv's troops managed to overrun Russians in some areas, they encountered heavier resistance than expected, according to the report.

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1 killed in Russian shelling of Kherson Oblast

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 29, 2023 5:44 PM 1 min read
Damage suffered by residential houses in Bilozersk community after a Russian shelling on April 29, 2023. (General Prosecutor's Office)
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Russian forces shelled Bilozersk territorial community in Kherson Oblast on the morning of April 29, killing one victim and hospitalizing another, according to the General Prosecutor's Office. Multiple private houses were damaged.

The rocket attack is being investigated as a possible war crime, the report said.

Russian forces shelled the same community a day prior, damaging a hospital and close to 30 homes and killing a 57-year-old woman who was buried under rubble.

The regional government is preparing to evacuate Kherson Oblast residents in case the region comes under intense shelling.

The city of Kherson and surrounding settlements have already been under consistent Russian artillery fire since they were liberated in November, with Russian forces retreating to the east bank of the Dnipro River.

Kherson prepares evacuation plans in case of mass shelling of region
Regional governor Oleksandr Prokudin stated on April 29 that due to increased attacks in Kherson Oblast and throughout the country, he ordered means of evacuation to be prepared for larger numbers of people.
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