The head of the VGA Leontiev: seven people were killed in the shelling of Nova Kakhovka The death toll in the shelling in Nova Kakhovka increased to seven. According to various sources, from 40 to 60 people were injured. Hundreds of houses and dozens of infrastructure facilities were damaged
Seven people were killed during the shelling of Nova Kakhovka in the Kherson region. This was announced by the head of the pro-Russian military-civilian administration of the Kakhovka district Vladimir Leontiev, TASS reports.
“There are already seven dead for sure and about 60 wounded,” he said. Agency “RIA Novosti” at the same time he gave his data on 40 victims.
Hundreds of houses and dozens of infrastructure facilities were damaged. According to Leontiev, windows and frames flew out of the houses due to the blast wave at a great distance. Schools, kindergartens, hospitals and churches were damaged. Some residents were left without electricity and gas, the water supply system was not damaged.
As a result of the shelling, at least seven people were killed. About 60 people were injured, four more were missing.
He noted that hundreds of residents remain under the rubble or blocked in damaged houses. “I think that the number of dead and wounded will still increase,” — suggested Leontiev.
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Military actions in the Kherson region began to take place after Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine. In early March, Russian troops took control of the region. A pro-Russian military-civilian administration appeared in the region.
The VGA reported that the city was shelled by Ukrainian troops on the evening of July 11. The deputy head of the CAA, Katerina Gubareva, noted that the military struck from the American HIMARS multiple launch rocket system.
Depots with mineral fertilizers and saltpeter exploded in the city, Leontiev noted. According to TASS and RIA Novosti, the fire is still going on.
At the same time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the adviser to the regional military administration of the Kherson region, Sergei Khlan, reported attacks on the ammunition depot in Nova Kakhovka, UNIAN reported.
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