Kherson authorities reported a fire in Honchar’s library after the shelling

Kherson authorities reported a fire in Honchar’s library after the shelling

As a result of the night strike of the Russian army on Kherson, the city’s regional library named after Honchar with its many thousands of books was seriously damaged. Alexander Prokudin, the head of the military administration of the Kherson region, reported this on Sunday in the Telegram channel.

“This night, the library came under fire from the Russian army. Damage inside and outside the building. A fire started,” wrote Prokudin. Rescuers extinguished the fire for more than one and a half hours.

According to Prokudin, there were no casualties as a result of the shelling. The published photos show that the library building is badly damaged, windows are broken, some structures are destroyed, writes RBC-Ukraine.

Later, the head of the Kherson administration reported that in the morning the Russian army struck the Dnipro region of Kherson. As a result, a 64-year-old local resident died in the yard of his own house. He received an explosive injury. The wife of the deceased was hospitalized. Her condition is assessed as moderate.

It is also reported about a Russian missile attack on the night of November 12 in the Nikolaev region. In total, as told by the Defense Forces of the South of Ukraine, three missiles were launched: two aircraft type Kh-59 and ballistic “Iskander”. Of the two X-59s, one managed to be shot down, according to the Armed Forces, its wreckage damaged several residential buildings. The remaining two missiles hit the region without causing critical damage, the Ukrainian military said.

Throughout the war, the Russian authorities have denied accusations of deliberate attacks on civilian objects in Ukraine.

  • This week, Ukraine recalled the events of a year ago, when the Ukrainian Armed Forces regained control over Kherson during the counteroffensive in the south of the country. This is the only regional center that was captured by the Russian military after the start of the full-scale Russian invasion. In the fall of 2022, against the backdrop of the Ukrainian offensive, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered the withdrawal of troops from Kherson on November 9. Two days later, the Ukrainian authorities announced the liberation of the city.

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