By Burc Eruygur
ISTANBUL (AA) - Three people were killed in the Kherson region in southern Ukraine due to Russian shelling on Wednesday, the region’s governor said on Thursday.
“Yesterday, 3 people were killed … 13 more residents of Kherson region were injured of varying degrees of severity. In particular, an 8-year-old boy died,” Yaroslav Yanushevych said in a message on Telegram.
Yanushevych said that the region was shelled 86 times by “artillery, MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket Systems), tanks, mortars and UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles),” adding residential buildings, including private apartment buildings, were hit.
“(Russia) targeted a shipbuilding plant, an educational institution, warehouses, a newspaper publishing house, a school, a shop, a building of the Kherson Regional State Administration,” he added.
The Russian side has not yet commented on the Ukrainian claims.
The Ukrainian military entered Kherson last month after Russia's withdrawal from the region, a retreat President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and leaders of several Western countries hailed as a “significant victory.”