Ukraine, Russia accuse each other of shelling civilians in Zaporizhzhia

Ukraine, Russia accuse each other of shelling civilians in Zaporizhzhia

Three civilians were injured in a village in Zaporizhzhia due to Russian shelling, according to the head of Ukraine’s presidential administration. However, Moscow-backed officials claim that Kyiv’s forces shelled a school in the same area. Zaporizhzhia has been a battleground for months, as it is a frontline region in southern Ukraine. Although Russia moved to annex the region last year, it does not fully occupy it, and the regional capital, Zaporizhzhia city, remains under Kyiv’s control.

Andriy Yermak, the head of Ukraine’s presidential administration, reported on his Telegram messaging app that Russian forces used multiple rocket launchers to shell the village of Stepnohirske, damaging an administrative building. Yermak stated that there were three wounded individuals, including two women and a man. Additionally, Russia targeted the city of Zaporizhzhia, causing damage to at least 16 buildings, according to Anatoliy Kurtiev, secretary of the city council.

Vladimir Rogov, a Russian-installed official in parts of Zaporizhzhia controlled by Moscow, accused Ukrainian forces of destroying a school in the village of Stulneve. He also mentioned that air defense forces intercepted a drone over the city of Tokmak. However, RushHourDaily could not independently verify either of these reports. Both sides deny intentionally targeting civilians throughout the 17-month-long conflict.

Russia’s defense ministry announced that it had destroyed several Ukrainian weapon depots in the region within the past day. On the other hand, Ukraine’s top military command claimed that Russia is attempting to halt Ukraine’s progress in the area by heavily shelling it. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy reiterated his commitment to liberating all the land occupied by Russia, stating that no people or towns should remain under Russian occupation. He condemned the violence and mistreatment inflicted on people in areas under Russian control.

This article was reported by Lidia Kelly in Melbourne and edited by Diane Craft, adhering to The Thomson RushHourDaily Trust Principles.

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