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Occupiers hit critical infrastructure in Kherson: gas network burst, seven people injured. Video

Enemy shelling of Kherson
Enemy shelling of Kherson

On the evening of Saturday, December 23, Russian troops launched a massive attack on Kherson. Several districts were shelled, fires broke out as a result of the attacks, and at least seven civilians were injured.

A gas network burst on one of the streets near residential buildings. The huge flames were higher than the trees. The head of the Kherson Regional Military administration, Oleksandr Prokudin, spoke about the consequences of the attack on Telegram.

The official shared footage taken by a witness of the serious fire.

Fire in Kherson
Russian troops shelled Kherson
Shelling of Kherson on the evening of December 23

According to Prokudin, the occupiers hit the city's critical infrastructure.

One of the medical institutions also came under enemy fire.

As of 21:52 on Saturday, seven people were injured. Prokudin said that three Kherson residents (78, 68 and 63 years old) were treated by doctors on the spot.

Two men, aged 21 and 39, were hospitalized. Their condition is of moderate severity.

There is also a 15-year-old child among the victims. There are no details about her condition yet.

Consequences of the shelling of Kherson on December 23
Fire at the impact site.
A gas pipeline caught fire.
Fire in Kherson on December 23, 2023.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs reported at about 23:10 that the consequences of the shelling had been eliminated, although the Russian Armed Forces hampered the work of firefighters with repeated strikes.

"Due to the shelling, a gas pipe was depressurized with subsequent combustion. A balcony in a high-rise building and a private house also caught fire," the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine informed.

The head of the city military administration, Roman Mrochko, said on his Facebook account that the explosions occurred in different districts of Kherson around 18:00.

"The enemy traditionally hit residential areas," the head of the city administration said.

The official Telegram channel of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine added that explosions have been heard in the city all day.

One of the enemy's shells hit a high-rise building. The blast wave damaged the front door of the apartment, so the owner could not leave the apartment on his own. Rescuers saved him.

Ukrainian rescuers
A Russian shell hit a residential building.
The shelling damaged the house.
The rescuers helped the man get out of the apartment, which had become a ''trap''.
Kherson on the map of hostilities

As OBOZ.UA previously reported:

- On December 22, Russian troops attacked Kherson. A city polyclinic came under fire. The "liberators" made holes in the building, smashed windows and damaged a gas pipe, temporarily depriving the medical facility of heating.

- On December 20, the Russian shelling of Kherson hit warehouses with humanitarian aid from three companies. The warehouses of the Ukrainian Red Cross Society and the local NGO Shchedryk were burned to the ground, while those of the international humanitarian organization HEKS EPER were damaged.

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