In a recent assault on the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson by Russian forces, 12 individuals were injured, including a 27-year-old mother and her 9-month-old infant, reported the regional governor on Sunday.
Governor Oleksandr Prokudin expressed the gravity of the situation via the Telegram messaging platform, describing the event as another dreadful night for Kherson.
The mother and child sustained moderate injuries and are currently receiving treatment in a hospital.
Alongside them, a 33-year-old medic affiliated with the Red Cross was also injured during the onslaught.
The governor’s report also mentioned infrastructural damages; several residential structures and gas pipelines were adversely affected.
According to the Kherson regional administration, in the last day alone, there were a staggering 59 Russian attacks on various parts of the region.
Notably, 19 of these were direct shellings targeting Kherson city, which serves as the administrative hub of the region.
Although these reports originate from the Kherson administration, they have not been independently corroborated by Reuters.
Furthermore, as of now, Russia has provided no comments or clarifications on the matter.
Historical context reveals that since its large-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, Russia has consistently initiated air strikes and shellings on Ukrainian territories.
Despite this, Ukraine remains resilient, reporting that its countermeasures, especially in the southern and eastern regions, are progressively succeeding.
Both nations assert that they do not intentionally target civilians. However, the grim reality on the ground speaks differently.
Thousands of Ukrainian civilians have lost their lives in attacks, with strikes impacting not only residential zones but also critical facilities such as energy plants, defense sites, ports, and grain storage areas.