UKRAINE hit Russian headquarters in occupied Kherson with a long-range missile barrage yesterday during a meeting of senior officials.
Ideo footage filmed after the strike showed smoke billowing from the roof of the Court of Appeal in the city center as citizens fled the area.
According to Russian state media, when the rockets hit, pro-Kremlin collaborators were meeting in the place that served as the headquarters of the region’s occupation authorities.
Kirill Stremousov, the Russian-installed deputy head of Kherson, said the Ukrainian strike hit his office directly, with five US-provided Himars missiles hitting the area.
The attack appeared to mark a change in Kiev’s strategy, hitting the occupation forces’ civilian command centers, which had previously been spared long-range ammunition attacks.
An explosion in the city of Luhansk killed the prosecutor general of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic, the Moscow-backed separatist movement in eastern Donbass.
Western officials have claimed that one of the “unheralded successes” of recent counter-offensives in the Kherson and Kharkiv regions disrupted Moscow’s Russification attempts in its occupied territories.
Alla Barkhatnova, the Kremlin’s appointed labor minister for Kherson, was injured in the blast. Your driver was one of the collaborators killed.
The Ukrainian armed forces refused to acknowledge the strike
appeared to be using accurate information about the meeting. It was attended by Kremlin-appointed military and civilian officials from across the southern region.
“There was smoke and ringing in my ears. I came to when someone pulled me out. A young man dragged me out of the ruins. I’m alive and back to work. We count our employees,” wrote Eketerina Gubareva, deputy head of the Russian-controlled Kherson City Hall, on the messaging app Telegram.
The Russian-appointed deputy mayor of Berdyansk in the southern Zaporizhia region and his wife, who was responsible for organizing a referendum on joining the Russian Federation, were assassinated near their home yesterday.
Oleg Boyko and his wife Lyudmila were killed in an explosion, according to local officials. (© Telegraph Media Group Ltd. 2022)
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