Conflicts & War

At least 3 killed in Russian attacks on Kherson province

Kyiv, May 2 (EFE).- A wave of Russian attacks in the Ukrainian port city of Kherson left at least three people dead and five injured on Tuesday, officials said.

“The Russian forces shelled the city of Kherson. Three residents died, five more were injured,” the Kherson Regional Prosecutor’s Office said on its Telegram channel.

The shelling damaged civil infrastructure, including residential buildings, commercial premises, and several vehicles.

The regional military administration confirmed the attacks.

Oleksandr Prokudin, head of the Kherson military administration, said a 28-year-old man was among the dead.

Kherson region is split in two by the Dnipro River.

Ukraine controls the western bank while Russia has occupied the eastern bank, from where it launches daily dozens of attacks against the parts under Ukrainian rule.

Meanwhile, the Kremlin has dismissed the White House calculations that at least 100,000 Russian fighters have been killed or wounded in Ukraine in just the past five months.

National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby said the US estimated that the causalities included the deaths of more than 20,000 Russian soldiers since December.

Half of the dead are from the Wagner mercenary company, he said.

But Kremlin spokesperson Dmitri Peskov said the United States did not have accurate data on Russian casualties in Ukraine, and the figure of 100,000 dead and wounded was “absolutely made up.”

The presidency press secretary noted that about casualties “it is necessary to orient yourself only on the basis of the figures published in a timely manner by the Russian Defense Ministry.”

The last time the Russian military command gave these figures was in December when it reported 5,937 deaths. EFE


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