Ukrainian forces target residential building, killing at least 3
Ukrainian forces target a residential building in Novaya Kakhovka, east of Kherson, killing at least three and injuring six.
The residential town of Novaya Kakhovka, east of Kherson, has been struck by Ukrainian forces. The attack, which hit a residential building, has left three people dead and six severely injured, according to Vladimir Leontyev, the head of the local military-civilian administration.
Leontyev, who spoke to Sputnik, said that “Six people were taken in critical condition to the hospital, they have serious chest injuries and traumatic limb amputation, they are alive.”
Images from the site reveal that a projectile landed exactly on the roof of the building, leveling a whole part.
In recent weeks, Ukrainian shelling has repeatedly targeted Novaya Kakhovka and the nearby Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) in an attempt to oust Russian troops from the region and disrupt logistics by destroying bridges over the Dnepr River.
On September 6, Kiev's forces initiated an offense on the ZNPP, causing a temporary power outage as well as instability in the water supply.
Authorities reported in a statement that a total of seven shells had hit the area of a training building on the Power Plant's premises, one of which had caused a leak of fuel oil from a tank at a water delivery line at the ZNPP.
In light of these events, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said, on Tuesday, September 6, that it would issue an immediate report about the findings of the agency mission which arrived on September 1st at the ZNPP.
In that report, the IAEA called for the urgent establishment of a security zone at the power plant and its vicinities.
Moscow later criticized the IAEA for not naming the source of the shelling at ZNPP and demanded clarifications regarding its report.
Energodar and the Zaporozhye plant have been under Russian control since early March and had operated without interruption until July when drone and artillery assaults began. According to Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, 29 strikes on the Zaporozhye complex have taken place since July 18, including 120 artillery shells and 16 kamikaze drones.
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