Seven dead after Kherson shelling, Russian attacks in area continue | World


“Today is another terrible page in the history of our heroic city,” wrote the head of the regional administration Jaroslav Januševyč Telegram.

According to the governor, the Russians attacked Kherson Thursday afternoon with artillery and volley rocket launchers.

“A tall building caught fire from shelling. The enemy’s shots also hit the children’s playground,” he said. “My sincere condolences to all family members who have been taken away by these inhumane creatures. We will not forgive!” Januševyč wrote.

Ukrainian President Zelensky said hardly an hour goes by without receiving a report of Russian attacks on Kherson or other cities and towns in the Kherson region. “The terror started immediately after the Russian army was forced to retreat to the Kherson region. It is the revenge of those who lost,” he underlined.

A day earlier, Russian forces launched large-scale airstrikes in Ukraine, knocking out power across the country. On Wednesday, the Ukrainian authorities reported ten deaths from these attacks, but in Vyshhorod in the Kiev region the death toll rose from four to seven on Thursday.

“Kiev region. After Wednesday’s shelling, a seventh person died in intensive care,” Oleksij Kuleba, the head of the regional administration, wrote on Telegram. Ukrainian police said at least two children were among the victims.

More than 50 people, including six children, were injured in the airstrikes, police also reported. Another child was killed Wednesday night when a Russian missile hit a maternity hospital in the Zaporozhye region, the head of the regional administration, Oleksandr Staruch, said earlier.

Russia spent a quarter of its budget on the war

According to the Ukrainian edition of the economic magazine Forbes. The amount spent on the conflict represents about a quarter of last year’s Russian budget revenue. At the same time, Russia’s current revenues from the sale of energy commodities are falling due to sanctions.

According to Forbes calculations, Russian war expenditure doubled during the fall, and Moscow’s battles will cost at least ten billion dollars, ie 234 billion kroner per month. Spending has risen due to the number of troops rejoining the fighting in Ukraine following the mobilization announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to Forbes, the largest item in the Russian military’s budget, accounting for about a third of its expenditure, is technology itself. Rockets are the most expensive, followed by weapons, ammunition or fuel. Russia has fired more than 4,000 missiles at Ukraine, and the average price of a Russian missile is $3 million, according to the server.

Other major items of Russian expenditure are soldiers’ salaries and, subsequently, the indemnities paid to the survivors of fallen soldiers and to those wounded in battles.

According to balance sheets reported by Ukraine, a record number of Russian soldiers, 17,470, have been killed in combat in the past month.


By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at