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Russian shelling kills one, injures four in Kherson Oblast

In Veletenske, a Russian artillery barrage demolished a private home, fatally trapping a 73-year-old woman under the rubble.
Consequences of Russian shelling of Kherson Oblast on 1 January 2024. Credit: Ukraine’s SES
Russian shelling kills one, injures four in Kherson Oblast

On 1 January 2024, Russian troops continued their devastating shelling in Kherson Oblast, resulting in casualties.

The shelling in Veletenske led to the destruction of a private house, killing a 73-year-old woman trapped under the rubble, Ukraine’s State Emergency Service reported. Additionally, a 50-year-old local resident sustained injuries.

Consequences of Russian shelling of Kherson Oblast on 1 January 2024. Credit: Ukraine’s SES

In Novokairy, shelling wounded a local man with a chest wound, according to the Kherson Oblast Military Administration.

Another shelling attack by Russian troops in Kamyshany demolished a private house and injured a woman inside.

A 69-year-old man in Tokarivka suffered injuries in his yard during the shelling of civilian areas by Russian forces.

Overnight on 1 January, the Russian army attacked Ukraine with 90 explosive drones, four S-300 ballistic missiles, three anti-aircraft missiles, and one air-launched guided missile, while Ukraine’s air defenders shot down a record 87 UAVs, Ukraine’s Air Force says. The Russian attack killed a teenager in Odesa and injured eight other civilians, local authorities reported.

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