Conflicts & War

At least 3 killed in Kherson as Ukraine announces 58-hour weekend curfew

Kyiv, May 3 (EFE).- At least three people were killed and five others were injured in a Russian attack on a hardware store in Kherson, Ukrainian Interior Minister Igor Klymenko said Wednesday.

“Three dead and five wounded at the moment. These are employees and customers,” a statement posted on Telegram said, adding that rescue teams were working at the site of the attack.

Klymenko said after the attack that “one cannot negotiate with Russian murderers.”

“They must pay. Or be destroyed,” the minister said.

Wednesday’s strike comes a day after three people were killed and five others were injured in the city.

Russia has regularly targeted Kherson and its surroundings with artillery, missiles and guided aerial bombs, causing civilian casualties on a daily basis.

Many of these attacks are launched from the eastern bank of the Dnipro River, which splits this southern province in two. Russia controls the eastern bank and Ukraine the western bank.

The military administration in Kherson, meanwhile, has announced a 58-hour curfew from Friday evening until Monday morning.

The announcement comes amid Ukrainian preparations for an expected counter-offensive to retake Russian-occupied territories in the east and south of the country. EFE


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