People covered each other with their own bodies: details of the shelling of a church in Kherson by the occupiers emerged
During the shelling on October 8, the Russian occupiers hit the territory of the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary in Antonivka near Kherson. There were many people in the small church at the time of the attack, and two of the parishioners were injured.
The believers, who had gathered for a Sunday service, covered each other with their own bodies during the shelling. This was reported by the local publication Most.
Yes, several shells exploded near the church building, one of them caused destruction.
First aid was provided to the wounded women right in the church.
As of 13:26 on Sunday, the press service of the Kherson Regional Military Administration reported that there was a hit near a church in Kherson. " Three people were wounded. These are two women of 82 years old and a 74-year-old resident of Kherson. They have light injuries. They sought medical help on their own," the report said.
On the morning of October 9, the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration Oleksnadr Prokudin said that over the past day, the occupiers fired 53 times at Kherson region, firing 288 shells from mortars, artillery, Grad, AGS (automatic grenade launcher), tanks, aircraft, and drones. Kherson was hit by 96 shells.
The enemy hit residential areas in the region, a parking lot and a critical infrastructure facility in Kherson; the territory of a church in Kherson district. One person was killed, 18 others were wounded, including two children, the head of the JFO said.
As noted by Most, the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary was the first community of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate to join the autocephalous OCU after the de-occupation of Kherson.