Ukraine warned on Thursday that “difficult months” are ahead after the “large-scale” Russian attacks on Wednesday night. Several Ukrainian cities were bombarded with rockets. At least two people were killed in the southern city of Kherson.
Two people were killed and at least five injured in bombings of residential areas in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson on Wednesday night, local governor Oleksandr Prokudin reported on Telegram on Thursday. The two fatalities are a 29-year-old and a 41-year-old man.
The capital, Kyiv, was also under fire. Seven people were injured, thereby debris from Russian cruise missiles that Ukrainian anti-aircraft defences took out of the sky. Mayor Vitali Klitschko and Sergei Popko, the head of the military administration in the Ukrainian capital, reported this. In addition, there were also bombings in Lviv (in the west of the country) and Kharkiv (in the northeast). Two people were injured in Kharkiv.
Finally, Interior Minister Igor Klymenko reported that a hotel was hit by a rocket in Cherkasy, in central Ukraine. Seven people were injured.
The bombings happened just hours before Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met his American counterpart, Joe Biden, at the White House. On Tuesday, Zelensky addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Ukraine said on Thursday that “difficult months” are ahead after the “large-scale” Russian attacks. “Russia will continue to attack vital and energy installations,” Oleksej Kuleba, deputy chief of the presidential administration, said on Telegram. As autumn approaches, Ukrainian authorities fear that Moscow will launch a bombing campaign, as it did in the winter of 2022, to leave the civilian population in the dark and cold.