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Governor: Man wounded by Russian attack on Kherson Oblast dies in hospital

by The Kyiv Independent news desk October 29, 2023 6:27 PM 1 min read
A water supply repair crew's vehicle is stationed in front of a residential building damaged by Russian shelling on Sept. 26, 2023, in Kherson, Ukraine. (Ihor Pedchenko/Suspilne Ukraine/JSC"UA:PBC"/Global Images Ukraine/ Getty Images)
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The 46-year-old man wounded by a Russian attack on Kherson Oblast earlier in the day has died in the hospital, Governor Oleksandr Prokudin reported on Oct. 29.

"Unfortunately, it was not possible to save the man's life," Prokudin said in a Facebook post, expressing his condolences for the victim's family. "The injuries were too severe and he died in the hospital."

Earlier in the day, the man reportedly received a shrapnel wound to his head when he was outside in the village of Novoberyslav, located across the Dnipro River from Russian-occupied Kakhovka and roughly 80 kilometers northeast of Kherson.

Ever since Ukrainian forces liberated the west bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson Oblast in Fall 2022, Russia continues to launch deadly attacks in the area, putting the remaining civilians in severe danger.

One of the deadliest Russian attacks yet in Ukraine's south took place on May 3, killing 23 and wounding 46 civilians across Kherson Oblast.

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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