At least four people were killed and ten others were injured in Russian shelling of Kherson in southern Ukraine.

This was stated by the governor of Kherson region, Jaroslav Januševyč, on Thursday. TASR took over the report from the AFP agency. “Russian attackers opened fire on a residential area with artillery and rocket launchers. A large building was engulfed in fire,” Januševyč wrote in a post on the Telegram social network. He added that the attack also hit the children’s playground.

Kherson was the first large city to be occupied by Moscow troops after the February invasion. The Ukrainian army regained control of Kherson on November 11, when the occupying troops withdrew from there to the other bank of the Dnieper River on the order of the Russian Ministry of Defense. Ukrainian authorities said last week that they had discovered evidence of widespread torture of Ukrainians in the city during the Russian occupation.

At the beginning of October, the Russian army began a concerted attack on critical infrastructure and sources of electricity production and transmission in Ukraine. So far, the latest rocket attack on Wednesday caused blackouts of electricity and water supply throughout Ukraine. Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said on Saturday that Ukraine will soon begin the voluntary evacuation of people from Kherson and the surrounding areas.

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