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More than twenty dead in Ukrainian strikes in territory occupied by Russia

Photo: Vladimir Saldo via Telegram via Agence France-Presse Photos published on June 7 on the Telegram channel of the head of the Russian occupation authorities in the Kherson region, Vladimir Saldo, show damaged cars following what Mr. Saldo called “the shelling of the village of Sadové by the fighters of Kiev”.

France Media Agency in Moscow

Published yesterday at 6:04 p.m.

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At least 26 people were killed and dozens injured on Friday in several Ukrainian strikes on Russian-controlled areas in eastern and southern Ukraine, occupation authorities said.

A double strike notably targeted the village of Sadové, in the southern region of Kherson, partially occupied by Russia.

According to Vladimir Saldo, head of the Russian occupation of the region, an aerial bomb destroyed a store “with a significant number of visitors and employees” in this village, before a HIMARS missile struck the area, killing 22 people and injuring 15 others.

“After the first shot, residents of nearby houses ran out to help the victims, but for a short time afterwards, a HIMARS missile arrived,” Saldo said in Russian media.

He denounced a “vile murder of civilians” made possible by Western arms deliveries to kyiv, and a double strike intended to “cause the most victims”.

Earlier Friday, four people were killed and 57 injured by a US-made ATACMS missile strike on the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk, also under Russian control.

According to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, this Ukrainian strike notably caused the collapse of a multi-story apartment building.

“The total number of people injured in today's missile strike on Lugansk is 57. Four of them died,” the local Minister of Health said on social media, Natalia Pashchenko.

According to the pro-Russian head of the Luhansk region, Leonid Passetchnik, two secondary schools, three kindergartens and a college were also damaged.

The Russian Defense Ministry said for his part, he claimed that “five American-made ATACMS missiles” had “deliberately targeted residential areas in the city of Lugansk”.

Four of these missiles were shot down by Russian air defense systems, while the fifth hit two residential buildings, according to this source.

Russia also claimed responsibility on Friday, in another press release. of his Ministry of Defense, the capture of the village of Paraskoviïvka, in the Donetsk region, also in eastern Ukraine.

Paraskoviïvka is located about 30 kilometers southwest of Donetsk, the large Russian-held city in the eponymous region.

Russian troops have been gaining ground for months in the Donbass facing a Ukrainian army lacking men and ammunition, and also launched an offensive on May 10 in the Kharkiv region (north-east), seizing several localities.

On the Ukrainian side, a 71-year-old woman was killed in a Russian strike in Nikopol, in the Dnipropetrovsk region (central-east), according to Governor Serguiï Lyssak.

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