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Russian forces attack Kherson Oblast with guided bombs, 1 injured

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 5, 2023 3:06 PM 1 min read
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Russian forces attacked Kherson Oblast on May 5 with guided bombs, the Kherson Oblast Military Administration reported.

Four guided bomb strikes were recorded, according to the administration.

A church in the village of Vesele was destroyed by shelling, and the homes of local residents were damaged. One person was injured and subsequently hospitalized in Kherson.

Approximately 20 residential buildings in populated areas were damaged by Russian airstrikes on May 5, the Kherson Oblast Military Administration wrote.

Introduced earlier this year, Russia’s guided bombs can be launched beyond the effective range of Ukrainian air defense systems, leaving Ukraine with as of yet limited options to counter them.

Russia’s new guided bombs pose increasingly serious threat to Ukraine
Still unable to achieve air supremacy, Russia is nevertheless finding ways to threaten Ukraine from the sky. Early this year, Russia introduced guided bombs — essentially, the regular gravity bombs modified to be dropped by multirole fighter-bombers from safe distances and deal precise and very dam…
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