Explosions Rock Ukrainian-Controlled City of Kherson, Causing Damage and Injuries

Kherson rocked by Russian attacks, damaging homes and infrastructure. Civilians injured, highlighting ongoing threats despite Ukrainian control. Rebuilding and security challenges persist in the region.

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Explosions Rock Ukrainian-Controlled City of Kherson, Causing Damage and Injuries

Explosions Rock Ukrainian-Controlled City of Kherson, Causing Damage and Injuries

On April 21, 2024, the Ukrainian-controlled city of Kherson was rocked by a series of explosions, causing significant damage to residential areas and injuring at least one person. According to the Ukrainian news outlet 'Zerkalo Nedeli', the head of the Kherson City Military Administration, Roman Mrochko, reported that around 4:00 a.m., the Russian army launched an attack from the temporarily occupied left bank of the city, targeting the Korabelnyi district.

The explosions caused damage to buildings, cars, and gas infrastructure in the residential areas. Residents reported broken windows, damaged balconies, and burned cars, but fortunately, no casualties were reported. The affected residents will spend their day off addressing the aftermath of the enemy's strikes.

Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, stated that 12 private houses, an educational institution, a restaurant, and a gas pipeline were damaged in the attacks. The gas leak has been blocked, and there are no more fires or threats. Kherson has been under daily attack from Russian forces, including regular artillery strikes launched from the occupied eastern shore of the city.

Why this matters: The ongoing attacks on Kherson highlight the persistent threat faced by Ukrainian civilians in the region, even in areas under Ukrainian control. The damage to residential areas and infrastructure underscores the challenges of rebuilding and ensuring the security of inhabitants in the aftermath of the Russian occupation.

In the Dniprovskyi district, an 81-year-old woman was injured in an attack on her apartment block. She was diagnosed with a mine-blast injury, a severe brain injury, and concussion. The Kherson region has been under constant shelling by Russian troops, with civilians being killed and injured almost daily, and residential and administrative buildings, as well as energy and infrastructure facilities, being destroyed.

On April 19, an 80-year-old woman was struck and killed while walking in the streets of Kherson. Elsewhere, Russian forces struck 13 communities in Ukraine's northeastern Sumy Oblast in 54 separate attacks throughout the day on April 20, with at least 283 explosions reported in the area over the past 24 hours.

The head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, Oleksandr Prokudin, reported that the affected settlements include Antonivka, Komyshany, Inzhenerne, Poniativka, Chornobaivka, Bilozerka, Stanislav, Beryslav, Tokarivka, Novotiahynka, Novokairy, Kachkarivka, Lvove, Tiahynka, Zolota Balka, Sablukivka, Novoberyslav, Olhivka, Kozatske, Vesele, and the city of Kherson. The Russians also launched a missile attack on the Chornobaivka hromada.</p

Key Takeaways

  • Kherson hit by Russian attacks, damaging residential areas, injuring 1 person
  • Attacks caused damage to buildings, cars, and gas infrastructure in Korabelnyi district
  • 12 private houses, an educational institution, a restaurant, and a gas pipeline damaged
  • Ongoing attacks on Kherson civilians, with an 81-year-old woman injured in a separate incident
  • Russian forces also struck 13 communities in Sumy Oblast, with 283 explosions reported