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Russian attacks in Kherson Oblast kill 6, injure at least 10, including 1 child

by Nate Ostiller November 17, 2023 8:44 AM 1 min read
View on the Dnipro River from a destroyed building on an island in Kherson, Ukraine, Nov. 5, 2023. (Photo for illustrative purposes) (Viacheslav Ratynskyi/Anadolu via Getty Images)
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Russian forces used a variety of different weapons, including artillery, drones, multiple-launch-rocket systems, tanks, and planes to attack Kherson Oblast over the past day, leaving six dead and at least 10 injured, including a child, regional Governor Oleksandr Prokudin said on Nov. 17.

The attacks struck residential areas of the oblast. Russian shelling hit the city of Kherson more than 40 times.

The attacks damaged civilian infrastructure as well, including office buildings, shops, medical facilities, and others.

Russian attacks in Kherson Oblast the previous day killed a 75-year-old woman while she was in her apartment and injured at least eight others, including a 15-year-old girl.

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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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