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Ukraine shelling kills 9 in occupied south: local official

MOSCOW: Ukrainian shelling of the Russian-occupied a part of the southern Kherson area killed 9 folks Friday, the Moscow-installed occupational authorities mentioned.
The strikes got here as Kyiv is pushing a counteroffensive to retake territory from Moscow’s forces, centered on the south of the nation.
“9 lifeless folks have been pulled out from below the rubble,” Vladimir Saldo, the Russian-installed head of the Moscow-occupied Kherson area, advised Russian state tv.
Native Moscow-backed official Konstantin Basyuk had earlier put the toll at seven, including that medics have been “preventing for the life” of one other two folks.
He accused Kyiv of getting “attacked civilian infrastructure within the Chaplynskiy district”, together with the native pensions workplace and jobs centre.
The city of Chaplynka lies round 100 kilometres (62 miles) south-east of Kherson, the regional capital managed by Ukrainian forces.
Ukraine retook Kherson from Russian forces final 12 months, however Moscow nonetheless controls many of the Kherson area.

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