Russian missile strikes in frontline Ukrainian regions kills one and wounds several others


A shopping mall heavily damaged by a Russian missile strike in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, on May 17.
A shopping mall heavily damaged by a Russian missile strike in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, on May 17. (State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Reuters)

At least one person has died and several were injured in the latest Russian shelling to hit frontline regions in eastern and southern Ukraine.

 missile strike on the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv late on Tuesday injured one person and damaged a shopping mall and other buildings, regional governor Vitalii Kim said on Telegram. 

“Last night, on May 16, at 23:08, Mykolaiv came under an enemy missile attack,” Kim said in a post on Telegram Wednesday morning. 

“As a result, a shopping mall and a car salon were partially destroyed, and rescuers quickly extinguished fires at these facilities. The blast wave damaged private houses and shops. In addition, an industrial infrastructure facility was hit. One person has been reported injured.”

Kherson region: Also on Tuesday, Russia fired more than 400 shells at the southern Kherson region, injuring seven people, including three children, according to Oleksandr Prokudin, head of the Kherson regional military administration.

Zaporizhzhia region: Russia shelled 16 towns and villages close to the southern frontline in the Zaporizhzhia region, governor Yurii Malashko said. Three people, including a 34-year-old tractor driver and 61-year-old agronomist, were wounded in a field and another 48-year-old was injured in Huliaipole, Malashko reported.

Donetsk region: In Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region, one person was killed and another wounded in the town of Kurakhove, and another person was wounded in the city of Kostiantynivka, which lies west of Bakhmut

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