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Update: Russian attack on Kherson kills 2, injures 7

by The Kyiv Independent news desk December 3, 2023 6:47 PM 2 min read
The aftermath of the Russian Dec. 3 attack on Kherson. (Andrii Yermak/Telegram)
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The death toll of the Russian artillery strike on Kherson rose to two people as of 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 3, according to Roman Mrochko, the head of the city’s military administration.

Seven people were injured, Mrochko said.

Russian troops launched the attack at around 3:30 p.m., hitting a residential building and two local hospitals, authorities reported.

The aftermath of the Russian Dec. 3 attack on Kherson. (Andrii Yermak/Telegram)

Mrochko’s recent report, however, contradicts the one from Kherson Oblast Governor Oleksandr Prokudin, who said on Telegram that one person was killed and seven more were injured.

According to Prokudin, among those injured are women aged 35-52 years old, as well as men aged 28-46.

Ukraine's Armed Forces liberated Kherson and other regional settlements west of the Dnipro River in the fall 2022 counteroffensive.

Russian forces were pushed to the east of the river, from where they have since been firing at the liberated territories, regularly resulting in civilian deaths and injuries.

Under deadly attacks, Kherson fights to keep life going 1 year after liberation
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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