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Russian attacks kill 2 in Kherson, Zaporizhzhia oblasts

by Martin Fornusek and The Kyiv Independent news desk December 30, 2023 5:03 PM 1 min read
The aftermath of a Russian strike against Stepnohirsk, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, on Dec. 30, 2023.
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Russian attacks against Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts on Dec. 30 killed two people, regional officials reported.

A 55-year-old man was killed in a Russian strike against Kherson's suburb of Antonivka, Governor Oleksandr Prokudin wrote on his Telegram channel.

Russian forces launched the attack at 2:10 p.m. local time, according to the regional prosecutor's office.

The victim was reportedly present in the yard of his house at the time of the attack.

In Zaporizhzhia Oblast, a 43-year-old man was killed in a Russian rocket attack against Stepnohirsk, Governor Yurii Malashko said.

The strike, carried out at 12:10 p.m. local time, also damaged a residential building, the governor noted.

The reports come only a day after Russia launched a massive wave of strikes against Ukraine that killed at least 39 people and injured over 160 others.

Death toll in Russia’s air attack rises: 5 more bodies recovered in Kyiv, making it deadliest attack (UPDATED)
The latest reports push the total death toll of the Dec. 29 attack to 39 people: 16 in Kyiv, nine in Zaporizhzhia, six in Dnipro, four in Odesa, three in Kharkiv, one in Lviv.
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