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Governor: 2 civilians killed in Russian attacks on Kherson Oblast

by The Kyiv Independent news desk August 20, 2023 8:08 PM 1 min read
The aftermath of Russian strikes against a village near Kherson, Aug. 18, 2023. (Source: Prosecutor General's Office)
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Russian troops shelled the village of Kozatske in Kherson Oblast twice over Aug. 20, killing 2 civilians, regional governor Oleksandr Prokudin reported on Telegram.

According to the official, Russia fired at a residential house, killing a 60-year-old woman. Another 45-year-old woman was hospitalized with multiple shrapnel wounds.

The attack happened at 3:00 p.m. Thirty minutes later, a 33-year-old man was killed while walking on the street by two explosive devices dropped from a Russian drone.

The city of Kherson and settlements on the western bank of the Dnipro River have been under constant shilling by Russian troops since Ukraine liberated the territories last November.

On Aug. 10, six people were wounded in the village of Bilozerka as they were receiving humanitarian aid.

Ukrainian troops regularly cross Dnipro River, probing Russian defenses in Kherson Oblast
Kherson Oblast – Ukrainian soldiers board a speedboat one by one. It sinks deeper into the water, weighed down by the men, their weapons, and equipment. The soldiers at the stern push off from the riverbank with oars until, finally, they turn on the boat’s engine, roaring into the darkness toward


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