Russian shelling kills 32 in Ukraine’s Kherson since liberation: police

Russian troops completed their withdrawal from the city of Kherson on November 11. (File)

At least 32 people in southern Ukraine’s Kherson region have been killed by Russian shelling since pro-Moscow forces withdrew two weeks ago, the head of Ukraine’s police said on Saturday.

Russian troops completed their withdrawal from the city of Kherson on November 11 after nearly nine months of occupation. They are now positioned on the east bank of the Dnipro, from where they have regularly shelled the city.

“Daily Russian shelling destroys the city and kills peaceful local residents. In total, Russia has killed 32 civilians in the Kherson region since the terror,” Ihor Klymenko, chief of the national police, said in a Facebook post.

“Many people are evacuating to take refuge in quieter regions of the country. But many residents are staying at home and we must provide them with the utmost safety,” he continued, saying police were back on duty in the region.

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

Last week, a senior official said Ukraine will 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 that its forces have abused civilians.

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