Russian troops shell city of Kherson, potential civilian casualties, Ukrainian official says

Invading Russian forces shelled the Tavriysky micro district of the city of Kherson, the first deputy chairman of Kherson Regional Council, Yuri Sobolevsky, said on social media on Sept. 15.

He said that there may have been casualties as a result of the shelling. According to Sobolevsky, the Russians are trying to blame the attack on the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

“The shelling of the Tavriysky district in Kherson (with possible victims) is another bloody provocation by the Russians,” Sobolevsky said.

“The Armed Forces of Ukraine did not engage with that area of the city during this period of time! In addition, the analysis of the location of the events and the speed with which their propagandists arrived at the scene of the tragedy speak of a provocation. (They are) animals – no other way to put it. You will answer for this as well!”

Meanwhile, the head of the Kherson Regional Council, Oleksandr Samoilenko, confirmed reports that the village of Kyselivka had been liberated from the invaders.

He stressed that the only settlement now separating the Ukrainian army from the city of Kherson is the famous suburb of Chornobayivka, the airfield of which – used as a Russian base – has been attacked dozens of times by Ukrainian forces.


  1. This was always going to happen once the Ukrainian army got close to driving the vermin out of Kherson. I fear they’ll try to destroy the city out of spite, along with many civilians.

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    • I have been fearful of this too. Each time liberation approaches, these incubi will try to inflict as much pain as possible on Ukraine’s innocents.
      The following news item has been passed around the internet on sites like viber. Unfortunately it seems to be a hoax. Especially when you see the alleged part of a crud like Macron in it.
      To me it is wishful thinking, but could the allies be persuaded to take this course? I hope so. :-

      “Sorivma News, [12 сен. 2022 в 23:17]
      ⚡️Госдеп по дипломатическим каналам предупредил Москву, что если удары по критической инфраструктуре Украины будут продолжены, Киеву в ускоренном порядке будет предоставлено оружие для зеркальных ответов по территории России.

      Об этом же путина предупредил Макрон.

      Sorivma News, [Sep 12, 2022 at 11:17 pm]
      ⚡️The State Department, through diplomatic channels, warned Moscow that if the strikes on the critical infrastructure of Ukraine continue, Kiev will be provided with weapons in an expedited manner for mirror responses on the territory of Russia.

      Macron warned Putin about the same thing.”

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  2. I know there are many inside Kherson eagerly awaiting the arrival of the AFU. I’m sure every minute feels like hours and every hour feels like days. Soon they will have freedom again.

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