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Russia strikes Kherson, causing casualties and injuries

Russia strikes Kherson, causing casualties and injuries Illustrative photo (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Russian invaders attacked Kherson on Tuesday, 2 July. As a result of the Russian attack, eight people were injured and one woman was killed, according to the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, Oleksandr Prokudin.

"Eight people were injured in the recent Russian shelling of Kherson. Unfortunately, the Russian army killed a 54-year-old woman," he says.

In the central part of Kherson, utility workers came under enemy fire. A 63-year-old employee sustained an explosive injury and a shrapnel wound to her leg. Her colleague, a 53-year-old woman, was diagnosed with concussion, blast, and brain injuries.

In addition, a 54-year-old man was hospitalized with concussion, blast, and brain injuries as a result of the Russian attack.

In the Korabelnyi district of Kherson, two men were injured in the yards of their homes. The 80-year-old victim sustained concussion, shrapnel wounds to the chest, arms, legs, explosive and brain injuries. A 65-year-old man was diagnosed with contusion, blast, and brain injuries.

Two other victims, a 52-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman, were treated for explosive injuries on their own.

"All the wounded are under the supervision of Kherson doctors, they are being provided with the necessary medical care," says the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration.

Russian shelling of Kherson

On June 20, Russian troops struck again at Kherson, damaging power equipment. This led to interruptions in electricity and water supply in the city.

In addition, on June 26, the Russian occupiers attacked a residential area of Kherson with a drone. Two children and one adult were injured in the attack. A 12-year-old girl sustained serious explosive injuries and shrapnel wounds to her head, torso, legs, and arms. Her condition is assessed by doctors as bad.

Russian occupants are constantly targeting civilians in Kherson. According to the UN, since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, more than 1,000 civilians have been killed and thousands more injured in the Kherson region.