(Kyiv) Russian strikes in Ukraine caused the deaths of three civilians in Kupiansk, two others in Kherson and a sixth in Lviv on Tuesday, Ukrainian authorities announced.
“The enemy carried out a strike on Kupiansk using a guided aerial bomb. Three civilians were killed,” wrote the governor of the Kharkiv region Oleg Synegoubov on Telegram, denouncing “yet another war crime by the Russian occupiers.”
In Kherson, a Russian bombing hit a trolleybus in the morning, killing a police officer who was nearby and injuring two passengers, said Roman Mrochko, head of the military administration of this large southern city, liberated in November by the Ukrainian army.
One of the injured, 57, died from his injuries, the official added several hours later.
Earlier in the day, the governor of the Lviv region reported one death in a nighttime attack by Russian drones against this important regional center in the West, nearly 1,000 kilometers from the front line.
From 9:30 p.m., an AFP journalist heard these drones and then explosions.
If “seven drones were shot down” on the territory of the region, warehouses in the city of Lviv were hit three times, Governor Maksym Kozytsky said on Telegram. A fire broke out over an area of more than 9,000 m2he added.
The body of a 32-year-old man was found under the rubble, the governor continued. Another 26-year-old man was hospitalized and a third 68-year-old received medical treatment on site, according to the same source.
The strike “completely burned down” the warehouse of the NGO Caritas-Spes which contained 300 tonnes of relief supplies, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a statement.
“I condemn in the strongest possible terms a Russian airstrike,” said the UN humanitarian coordinator for Ukraine, Denise Brown.
“Attacks on humanitarian resources have intensified over the year, impacting those suffering the horrific consequences of war,” she continued.
The Ukrainian army said on Tuesday it had shot down 27 Iranian-made Shahed drones out of a total of 30 launched by Russia overnight.
In the Mykolaiv region (south), ten Shahed drones were shot down overnight by air defenses, Governor Vitali Kim said on Tuesday. “There are no injuries,” according to him.
In that of Dnipropetrovsk (center-east), Governor Serguiï Lysak reported damage and one injured after artillery fire.
Russia uses these Iranian-made devices and missiles almost every night to bomb Ukrainian cities.