Russian Attacks on Residential Areas Increase Civilian Death Toll

Dozens of civilian casualties and many more wounded are the result of the spate of attacks on residential areas in Ukraine the Russian forces have carried out in the last few days.

At least 35 people were killed and at least nine more people were injured over the weekend when Russian rockets hit a residential building in Chasiv Yar, said Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of the Donetsk region military administration.

The Ukrainian Prosecutor General’s Office informed on Monday of six killed and a further 31 injured people in rocket attacks on Kharkiv, where a shopping center was damaged, as well as houses and vehicles.

The head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration, Oleh Syniehubov, appealed to the residents of Kharkiv to stay in shelters and not to go out on the streets of the city unnecessarily after Russian forces struck Kharkiv again on Tuesday morning.

According to the regional military administration, two men were killed in the shelling of the town of Zolochiv – near the Russian border – while seven people died and 34 were injured as a result of the shelling in the Kharkiv region.

After the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv came under heavy fire Monday night, 12 people were injured and many homes were destroyed, according to Ukrainian officials, accusing the Russians of directing their missiles at residential areas, shopping centers, and recreation centers, and apartment buildings.

The mayor of Mykolaiv, Oleksandr Sienkevych, said that the shelling also damaged two hospitals, but there had been no injuries there.

As Ukrainian forces try to penetrate Russian defenses in the region, villages along the border between Mykolaiv and Kherson have become the front lines. Moscow informed that the Ukrainian attack on the Russian-held town of Nova Kakhovka in the Kherson region left an unknown number of casualties and a large number of injured.