Skip to content
Edit post

Officials: Russian shellings kill 5, injure 13 in 4 different oblasts

by The Kyiv Independent news desk May 20, 2023 1:19 PM 1 min read
This audio is created with AI assistance

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.

Become a member Support us just once

Russian shellings killed five civilians and injured four between May 19 and May 20 in the Kherson, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia, and Donetsk oblasts.

21 settlements in the Kharkiv Oblast were shelled on May 19, leaving one civilian dead and one injured.

Kharkiv, Kupiansk and Chuhuiv districts came under fire from Russian mortars, artillery, and aircraft, according to the regional military administration head.

On the same day, Russia shelled 11 settlements in the Donetsk Oblast.

Two civilians were killed in the city of Chasiv Yar, as reported by the regional military administration head.

Furthermore, two more people were injured by the shelling elsewhere in the Donetsk Oblast.

The Russian forces also launched 92 strikes against 16 settlements in the Zaporizhzhia Oblast, injuring 9 civilians.

One man, injured in an air strike on Mala Tokmachka, is in critical condition, according to the regional military administration head.

On May 20, two civilians have been killed and one injured by Russian strikes in the Kherson Oblast.

A man and a woman died under rubble in the city of Beryslav and one man was injured in Kindiika, the prosecutor’s office reported.

The Kharkiv, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia oblasts are in the vicinity of Russian military positions and have suffered shelling and partial occupation since the beginning of the full-scale war.

The Donetsk Oblast has been partially occupied since 2014 and remains a site of heavy battles.


News Feed

1:56 AM  (Updated: )

Trump shot at during Pennsylvania rally.

At a rally in Pennsylvania, gunshots were reportedly fired at former U.S. President Donald Trump, prompting security staff to rush him off stage.
Ukraine Daily
News from Ukraine in your inbox
Ukraine news
Please, enter correct email address
10:47 PM

Kremlin spokesman threatens Europe over decision to host US missiles.

"Our country is in the crosshairs of American missiles located in Europe. We've been through all this before," he said in an interview with Russian TV propagandist Pavel Zarubin. "We have enough potential to deter these missiles. But the capitals of these states are potential victims."
9:18 PM

Chief emergency worker among two killed in Kharkiv Oblast.

Half an hour after emergency workers arrived at the scene, Russian troops launched a second attack on the same location, Artem Kostyria, head of the State Emergency Situations Service's branch in Kharkiv Oblast, and police sergeant Oleksiy Koshchii.
5:24 PM

Russian kamikaze drone flies deep inside Belarus, whereabouts unknown.

The Belarusian Hajun monitoring group reported it had flown 250 kilometers "over Gomel and Zhlobyn, entered the Mogilev region, and then the Minsk region." It also said a Belarusian Mi-24 helicopter and Su-30 fighter jet were scrambled to intercept the drone before it "presumably flew to Vitebsk."
3:37 PM

US developing new 'extended-range' missile for Ukraine's Air Force.

The new weapon to be developed is an Extended-Range Attack Munition (ERAM), that aims to be a low-cost, quick to produce air-launched missile with a range of around 460 kilometers. The manufacture of the weapon is intended to begin no later than two years after the awarding of the contract and up to 1,000 are to be produced each year.
3:19 PM

Children's theater goes underground in Kharkiv

In the heart of Kharkiv, Kharkiv Theater for Children and Youth performs in bomb shelters under constant threats of Russian attacks. The Kyiv Independent visited one of the theater's performances in late June to meet the dedicated actors and their no less dedicated audience.
10:46 AM

Poland considers downing Russian missiles over Ukraine, FM says.

Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski said the problem for Warsaw is that once downed, the debris could pose a threat to Poles and the country's property. "At this stage, this is an idea. What our agreement said is we will explore this idea," he added.
MORE NEWS

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe
Please, enter correct email address
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.