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War in Ukraine, two dead from Russian shelling in Kherson

War in Ukraine, two dead from Russian shelling in Kherson

Heavy Russian shelling left two people dead in Ukraine's southern Kherson region on December 3.

Regional chief Oleksandr Prokudin said on December 4 that in addition to the deaths, eight people were wounded after the region was targeted 117 times by Russian airstrikes.

In the regional capital, Kherson, residential areas, medical facilities and other infrastructure were damaged, Prokudin said.

Ukraine's military leadership in Kherson said earlier in December that the city was under "heavy fire" from Russian forces from the "temporarily occupied left bank" of the Dnieper River.

Russia has begun its full and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Neither Ukraine nor Russia release information on their casualties, but according to unofficial US estimates, reported by the New York Times in mid-August, nearly 70,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and another 100,000 to 120,000 wounded. Meanwhile, Russia is reported to have had 120,000 soldiers killed, and another 170,000 to 180,000 wounded.

Zelensky has recently said that Ukraine's losses are "five times less" than Russia's, but he has also hinted that hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers are killed or wounded every day during periods of intense fighting./REL

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