On Wednesday, 21 civilians were murdered by Russian shelling in and around Kherson, a city in southern Ukraine. Targets included a supermarket, a railway station and crossing, a gas station, and residential buildings.
According to Tamer al-Samadi, who was reporting from Kherson, one of the city’s few operational superstores was struck by artillery fire, killing both employees and consumers. Al-Samadi reported from the site beside the dead people laying on the floor in a pool of blood, saying, “The venue received shelling and as a consequence, the whole structure was damaged by Russian strike”.
No quick response was given by Russia. As Ukraine gears up for a spring offensive, strikes have been carried out. The southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, from which Russian soldiers retreated in November, is situated close to the battle line. Kherson will be subject to a curfew from 17:00 GMT on Friday till 3:00 GMT on Monday, according to a separate announcement made by officials on Wednesday.
About the Russian Strike
The victims were either shoppers or employees at the hypermarket, according to the interior ministry. According to Serhii Cherevatyi, a spokesman for the Ukrainian military, “the enemy strikes at peaceful cities when it can accomplish nothing on the battlefield.”
At least two victims were observed being carted out on stretchers at the railway station, where several windows had been broken. When the Russian attack occurred, three women who were eating said they ran for cover beneath a table. 22 persons were also injured in Kherson city, according to the prosecutor’s office, in “chaotic firing and attacks on civilian buildings and facilities.”
“We cannot bargain with murderers from Russia. They need to be prosecuted. Ihor Klymenko, the interior minister, stated in a statement, “Or destroyed. Regarding the assaults in Kherson, one of the four Ukrainian regions it claims it annexed last September, Russia made no comments. As Kiev gets ready for a counteroffensive whereby it is anticipated that it will attempt to retake the territory it has occupied in the Kherson region, Moscow has increased airstrikes on Ukraine in recent days.
After almost eight months of work, Ukrainian forces took back Kherson city last November, but forces only moved as far as the other bank of the Dnipro River, from which they now shell the city. Oleksandr Prokudin, the regional governor, declared a time limit in Kherson City on Wednesday that would be in effect from Friday night till Monday morning for “law enforcement” purposes. He offered no further justification.
Zelensky statement on Russian Strike
In an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate President Vladimir Putin, Russian charged Ukraine with using drones to attack the Kremlin overnight. We did not assault Putin. In an interview with Nordic leaders in Helsinki, Zelensky told reporters, “We fight on our land, and we protect our villages and cities.
“We don’t criticize Moscow or Putin. We need sufficient weapons for this, he continued. In what it described as a Ukrainian “terrorist” murder attempt, Russia claimed Wednesday that it was responsible for shooting down two drones that were aiming toward Putin’s Kremlin apartment.
The devices have been disabled, according to a Kremlin statement. Putin was unharmed, according to Moscow, and there were no casualties. Zelensky’s response to the question of why Moscow would charge Kiev was, “Russia has no victories. “He declared, “He (Putin) can no longer inspire his people and he is unable to allow his armed forces to die pointlessly.”
The leader of Ukraine took part in a conference of the five Nordic countries on Wednesday in Helsinki. Zelensky reiterated Ukraine’s desire to join NATO, and the Nordic NATO members released a statement pledging to “continue supporting Ukraine on its journey towards future membership. “According to Zelensky, “Ukraine has become a de facto part of NATO so we are in fact collaborating for the benefit of common defense.”