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2 killed, 5 injured as Russia attacks 9 Ukrainian regions over past day

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 10, 2023 10:50 AM 2 min read
A house damaged by one of the Russian attacks on Ukraine's eastern Kharkiv Oblast on May 9-10, 2023. (Governor Oleh Syniehubov/Telegram)
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In the last 24 hours, Russian attacks were reported in nine Ukrainian oblasts – Sumy, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, Mykolaiv, Luhansk, and Donetsk.

As of 9:00 a.m., two civilians are known to have been killed, and five more were injured, Ukraine's Defense Ministry media center said on May 10.

Russian forces reportedly used mortars, tanks, artillery, multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), anti-aircraft missile systems, drones, and tactical aviation to strike 126 Ukrainian settlements.

According to the media center, 153 infrastructure facilities have been hit.

AFP journalist killed by Grad rockets in Chasiv Yar
Arman Soldin, a video journalist for Agence France-Presse, was killed when Russia launched Grad rockets at Chasiv Yar on May 9, the news agency reported.
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