Children are a rare sight in Kherson. A few fly kites in play areas protected by sandbags or go out with their parents after dark when there are fewer air raids.
Kherson had a pre-war population of almost 300,000. It was quickly seized by Russian forces in March 2022 and suffered an eight-month occupation before it was liberated last November 11.
In a fiery speech to Israeli infantry soldiers on the Gaza border Thursday, Defense Minister Yoav Gallant urged the forces to “get organized, be ready” for an order to move in.
A spokeswoman for the regional assembly, quoted by Ukrainian media, said it was the single deadliest attack since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion on February 24, 2022.
Its statement said that the drones and missiles were shot down by forces responsible for the southern region of Mykolaiv and the central region of Dnipropetrovsk.
The gridlock comes as top Pentagon leaders prepare to meet next week with allies in Brussels where Ukraine is likely to be a hot topic.
"The launches of 38 Shahed-136/131 strike unmanned aerial vehicles from the southeastern direction were recorded," the air force said on the messaging platform Telegram.
Russian involved in reburying soldiers killed in WW2 rues his country didn't learn 'right lesson from history'
Dobrovolski described as "absolute nonsense" the comparison of Russia's invasion of Ukraine to the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany.
What is startling is the global economic cost of these invasive exceeds $423 billion annually, which is more than the global annual cost estimate for natural disasters.
Some clearly remember the moment they were hit by anti-tank mines, aerial bombs, a missile, a shell. For others, the gaps in their memories loom large.
In the medieval period, various kinds of restrictions were put on women and girls to protect them from invaders, senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh functionary Krishna Gopal said.
This atmosphere of joy mixed with sorrow sets the tone for the start of the new school year in Ukraine.
Russia allowed a UN-brokered Black Sea Grain Initiative to lapse in July, citing Western restrictions on its own exports.
Moscow's forces still occupy swathes of southern and eastern Ukraine and over a month into Kyiv's long-anticipated counteroffensive, large parts of the front appear to be frozen.
The 20 Iran-made Shahed attack drones were destroyed "mainly in the Kyiv region", Ukraine's air force said in a separate statement on Telegram.
Iran-made Shahed explosive drones had "entered the capital from different directions," it said, adding "about a dozen" had been downed in the city's airspace.
The constant shelling proved too much for those already struggling with homelessness and access to drinking water. Most did not have the money to rebuild.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy alleged last week, citing intelligence reports, that Russian troops placed “objects resembling explosives” atop several power units to “simulate” an attack.
“I want to thank — from here, from this place of victory — each of our soldiers for these 500 days,” Zelenskyy said. “Thank you to everyone who fights for Ukraine!”
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