Russian attack on Kherson injures at least 5 civilians

The attack caused damage to multiple residential buildings in the western Korabelnyi district, further highlighting the civilian impact of the ongoing conflict.

On July 2, Russian forces launched an attack on the central part of Kherson, a southern Ukrainian city, resulting in injuries to at least five civilians, according to Governor Oleksandr Prokudin. This incident marks the latest in a series of near-daily strikes on the city and surrounding areas since Ukrainian forces liberated the region in November 2022.

Among the injured, two victims – a 52-year-old man and a 56-year-old woman – are currently receiving medical care. Roman Mrochko, head of the city’s military administration, reported that an 80-year-old man was also hospitalized with shrapnel wounds to his chest, right hand, and left foot.

The attack caused damage to multiple residential buildings in the western Korabelnyi district, further highlighting the civilian impact of the ongoing conflict. Mrochko confirmed these details, underscoring the continued threat to non-military targets in the area.

This latest assault is part of a broader pattern of Russian aggression against Kherson and other settlements west of the Dnipro River. Since Ukrainian forces pushed Russian troops to the river’s east bank in late 2022, the liberated areas have faced persistent bombardment.

The toll of these attacks continues to mount. In his morning report on July 2, Governor Prokudin stated that Russian attacks had injured nine people in Kherson Oblast over the past day alone.

These developments underscore the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the region, as civilians bear the brunt of continued military actions. The situation in Kherson remains tense, with local authorities and emergency services working to provide aid and support to affected residents.

As the conflict in Ukraine persists, incidents like these serve as stark reminders of the war’s impact on civilian populations and the challenges faced by recently liberated areas in maintaining security and rebuilding amidst ongoing threats.