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In Kherson, 80-90% of buildings affected by shelling are civilian infrastructure

4 May, 2023 Thursday
22:32

Roman Holovnia, former deputy mayor of Kherson and head of the Kherson Hub  humanitarian project, has commented on the aftermath of the massive Russian strike and noted that 80-90% of the affected buildings are civilian infrastructure

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He said this on Espreso TV. 

“The settlements along the right bank of the Dnipro River from Boryslav to Stanislav were affected, and, accordingly, the victims are located in these settlements - Kherson, the Kherson district, Boryslav and the Boryslav district. That is, all the settlements, villages and towns located between these towns,” he said.

Holovnia added that private houses, apartment buildings, civilian infrastructure, and shopping centers were affected.

“Mostly, it is 80-90% civilian infrastructure. People who were on the street were wounded and killed, as well as employees of the hypermarket and the power company. These are peaceful people who were trying to live a peaceful life in the city,” he added.

The former deputy mayor also noted that the  occupying Russian forces have significantly intensified shelling of the Kherson region, with explosions heard almost every hour.

  • On May 3, Russian forces attacked Kherson and the region several times. They attacked the railway station, shelled the only working hypermarket in the city, and hit a house. By the morning of May 4, the death toll had risen to 23.

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