Ukraine war: Three-week-old baby and family among seven killed
Russian shells killed seven people in southern Ukraine on Sunday, including a 22-day-old baby, her 12-year-old brother and their parents.
Igor Klymenko, the Interior Minister, said a family home in Shyroka Balka in Kherson was bombed.
There were also two men killed in Stanislav, as well as another villager.
Klymenko believes that terrorists cannot be stopped without force. According to him, “they understand nothing else.”
The photos show black columns of smoke rising from buildings and digitally obscured bodies following the attack on Shyroka Balka.
According to him, thirteen other people were injured in the shelling.
In his daily address to the nation, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky condemned the “brutal” attack in Shyroka Balka.
It resulted in the death of five people, he said. There was a baby girl, just 22 days old, and her brother, 12 years old. Her mother, Olesia, 39 years old, also died.”
In Kherson alone, there have been 17 reports of Russian shelling, and many more beyond.
In his words, “we will always respond justly to the evil of the Russians.”.
Russia’s crimes will not go unanswered.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed to have annexed Kherson last year, one of four Ukrainian regions.
In November, the Ukrainian military reclaimed the western part of the region. Over the Dnipro river, Russian troops have continued to shell the area.
A day earlier, Moscow accused Kyiv of “terrorism” for what it said was an attempted missile strike on the Crimean Bridge.
The Ukrainian government has not confirmed the attack, although Mr Zelensky has previously said the bridge serves as a military supply route.
Since the annexation of Crimea by Russian forces in 2014, the peninsula has been under Moscow’s control.
Another development saw Moscow fire warning shots at a cargo ship in the southwestern Black Sea to stop it for an inspection as it approached the Ukrainian port of Izmail.
It has not been independently verified whether the Russian claim is true. After leaving a landmark UN-brokered grain deal last month, it would be the first time Russia has fired on merchant shipping beyond Ukraine.
In response to Sukru Okan’s refusal to halt, the Russian patrol ship Vasily Bykov fired automatic weapons towards it, before boarding for an inspection.
As Russian soldiers fought among themselves on Sunday, an aide to the Ukrainian exiled mayor of Mariupol reported several civilians had been killed.
In a Telegram post, Petro Andryshchenko said that two teenage girls, four young men, and a woman were among the dead in the “shoot-out” in Urzuf.
According to him, the gun battle followed an argument between Chechen troops and local commandant’s personnel.
A major seaport on the Sea of Azov, Mariupol, was captured by Russia last year after months of fierce fighting.