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Russian shelling kills 32 in Kherson

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Published: 11:52, 27 November 2022  
Russian shelling kills 32 in Kherson

At least 32 people in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson have been killed by Russian shelling since forces pulled out two weeks ago, the head of Ukraine’s police has said.

Russian forces completed their withdrawal from the city of Kherson on November 11 after an almost nine-month occupation. They are now positioned on the eastern bank of the Dnipro, from where they have been shelling the city regularly.

“Daily Russian shelling is destroying the city and killing peaceful local residents. In all, Russia has killed 32 civilians in the Kherson region since the deoccupation,” National Police chief Ihor Klymenko said on Saturday.

“Many people are evacuating to seek refuge in calmer regions of the country. But many residents remain in their homes, and we need to provide them with the maximum possible security,” he continued, saying police were once again on duty in the region.

Electricity in the city has been restored, a senior presidential aide said on earlier on Saturday.

Last week a senior official said Ukraine would soon begin evacuating people who want to leave the region.

Klymenko also said investigators had recorded a total of 578 of what he described as war crimes committed by Russian troops and their accomplices in the region. Moscow routinely dismisses allegations its forces have abused civilians.

Hundreds of civilians on Saturday escaped Kherson after days of intensive shelling._Agencies