Six Ukrainians killed by Russian rockets as Putin justifies war



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February 21, 2023 | 4:31 PM

On Tuesday, Russian rockets rained down on the southern Ukraine city of Kherson, killing six people as Vladimir Putin. gave a crazy speech Justify the conflict and blame the West.

Ukrainian officials said the rocket attack injured 12 people and left a pool of blood on the ground next to the destroyed bus stop.

Surviving casualties included a 16-year-old girl with shrapnel wounds to her face and limbs, a woman injured in an ammunition fire at her home, and two people injured in a parking lot. , said the Kherson Regional State Government.

An explosion in the city center destroyed multiple stores, destroyed power lines and shattered windows across the street.

Photos shared on social media by President Volodymyr Zelenskiy showed the dead bodies of the victims lying in the streets surrounded by rubble.

Russian rockets hit a busy street in the Ukrainian city of Kherson on Tuesday, killing six people and leaving blood in the streets.
At least 12 people, including a 16-year-old girl, were injured in the shelling.
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy shared a photo from Kherson showing casualties.
via Reuters
The attack came as Russian President Vladimir Putin was delivering a speech justifying the conflict and denouncing Ukraine’s Western allies.
via Reuters

A woman named Victoria, who was waiting for the bus, told Reuters: “There are probably a lot of casualties because it is very busy at this time.”

“It’s really scary. They also shoot where we live.”

Local officials said Kherson was hit by multiple rocket launchers as Russian strongmen delivered a national speech describing Ukraine’s Western allies as true aggressors.

Putin tried to justify the war, saying it was forced on Russia by the West.

“We are not fighting the Ukrainian people,” Putin said. “The Ukrainian people are being held hostage by the Kiev regime and Western rulers, effectively occupying the country.”

The rocket destroyed a bus stop on a busy street in the center of Kherson.
Damaged glasses on the ground at the bus stop destroyed after the bombardment.
The blast also devastated multiple storefronts next to the bus station.

He added: This is exactly how we understand everything and respond accordingly. Because in this case we are talking about the existence of a country. “

Oleksandr Prokudin, head of military administration in the Kherson region, said about 20 explosions had occurred in the city, probably caused by Moscow’s Grad rockets.

Russia did not comment on Tuesday’s attacks.

Although Moscow denies intentionally targeting civilians, missile and drone strikes have ravaged cities across Ukraine, killing thousands of civilians.

A damaged kiosk seen after Tuesday’s deadly Russian shelling.
The blast destroyed Kherson’s power lines and shattered the window glass.

“Russian forces are shelling Kherson heavily. “The world has no right to forget, even for a moment, that Russia’s atrocities and aggression are boundless.”

Ukraine recaptured Kherson in November, eight months after its occupation by Russia, and was forced to withdraw from the only regional capital occupied by Russian forces since it invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022. rice field.

Kherson and the surrounding area are now under near-constant artillery fire from Russian forces on the opposite bank of the Dnipro.

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