Russian shelling kills one, wounds four, in Ukraine’s Kherson region

KYIV (Reuters) – Russian shelling killed one and injured at least four in an attack on critical infrastructure in southern Ukraine’s Kherson region, a local governor said.

An afternoon attack targeted the village of Bilozerka. The body of a man was found under the rubble, a man and three women were hospitalized, Oleksandr Prokudin, the local governor, said.

“A critical infrastructure object was also destroyed. Now Bilozerka and surrounding villages are without electricity,” Prokudin said on the Telegram messaging app.

A grocery store and houses were also damaged, he said. Images from the site shared by Prokudin showed a one-story building with shattered windows and damage to the walls, as well as several cars covered with traces of shelling.

Russian troops abandoned Kherson and the western bank of the Dnipro River late last year, but now regularly shell those areas from positions on the eastern bank.

Reuters could not independently confirm the report.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk and Yuliia Dysa; Editing by Bernadette Baum and Christina Fincher)