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Governor: 1 killed, 5 injured in 62 Russian attacks on Kherson Oblast

by Alexander Khrebet November 12, 2023 11:09 AM 1 min read
The aftermath of Russian attack against the Kherson Oblast Regional Library on Nov. 12, 2023. (Oleksandr Prokudin/Telegram)
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Russia attacked Kherson Oblast 62 times, killing one and injuring five civilians over the past day, Governor Oleksandr Prokudin reported on the morning of Nov. 12.

Russian forces launched artillery barrages, mortar fire, tanks, grenades, drones, and missiles against the region, according to Prokudin.

The governor later said that Russian mortar fire killed one civilian and injured another in the city of Kherson on the morning of Nov. 12.

On the first anniversary of Kherson's liberation, the regional capital was attacked 22 times, including an overnight missile strike.

The governor also reported on Nov. 12 that one of the attacks against Kherson hit a regional library, damaging the building.

The regional prosecutor's office later said that the library was likely attacked with a missile, launched from a Russian Su-35 fighter jet.

A year ago on Nov. 11, Ukrainian forces liberated Kherson and several adjacent settlements situated on the west bank of the Dnipro River.

Subsequently, Russian forces were forced to retreat to the east bank. From this position, they have persistently attacked liberated areas, leading to daily civilian casualties and damage to infrastructure.

Under deadly attacks, Kherson fights to keep life going 1 year after liberation
Sitting in a pitch-dark kitchen with just the flashlight on, 70-year-old Viacheslav Bezprozvanyi warned of an incoming shelling as soon as he heard a swish over him. Split seconds later, a thick thud of shelling hit the ground a few hundred meters away. The house shook, knocking off a
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