Kherson Governor: Russian bombing continues… and we are experiencing a humanitarian catastrophe

With renewed Russian shelling of the city of Kherson, located in southern Ukraine, the governor of the Moscow-controlled region confirmed that between yesterday and today the Russian shelling does not stop on the city and all areas along the Dnipro River , announcing that 7 people were killed and 32 injured.

Yasslav Yanshovich told Al-Arabiya/Al-Hadath that he is appealing to Ukrainians to flee voluntarily in safer areas due to Russian bombing, adding: “We will help you leave, as your presence here is very dangerous.”

humanitarian catastrophe

“The situation is very difficult with a complete lack of basic services,” said the Kherson governor and the commander of the city’s military administration, adding, “We can describe it as a humanitarian catastrophe.”

He also said: “People have no electricity, no heat or water in cities and sewers are not working, and this is important for life”.

Furthermore, the Al-Arabiya/Al-Hadath correspondent reported that a grenade had fallen on a shopping mall in the city, while the governor of Kherson has decided to evacuate the city hospital due to the intensity of the Russian shelling.

He also indicated that the Ukrainian forces are not in capable of dismantling mines deployed in Kherson.

New warnings

Earlier in the day, new warnings were issued in different regions of Ukraine, according to the air raid warning map online of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine. Sirens sounded in the provinces of Zaporizhia and Kherson.

Interestingly, the Russian withdrawal from Kherson was a major setback for the Russian military, especially as it is the first major Ukrainian city to fall into its hands since the conflict broke out on February 24.

It also constitutes, together with Donetsk, Luhansk and Zaporizhia, the four regions that the Kremlin announced at the end of September (2022) to annex.

Furthermore, its geographical position is of particular importance, as the region lies on the borders of the Dnipro, Petrovsk and Nikolaev regions, and has land borders with the Crimea to the south, while facing the Black Sea to the southwest and southeast the Sea of ​​Azov.

Since last October 10, Russia has started carrying out massive air strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure, in especially on power plants, in apparent response to the bombing of the Crimean bridge, which it annexed to its territory in 20014, and the withdrawal of its forces also in some regions of southern Ukraine, in especially Kherson, as well as in the northeast.

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