Twelve senior Russian officers
have been killed in a Ukrainian strike on a strategically key airport near
Kherson, Oleksiy Arestovych, a controversial aide to Volodymyr Zelensky has
The airport has repeatedly
been targeted by Kyiv since Vladimir Putin’s forces seized it at the
outset of the war, with the latest strike claimed to have been carried out
using HIMARS rockets supplied by the United States.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian officials
have declared nine more people dead as rescuers clear the rubble left by a
Russian strike on a five-story apartment block in the Donetsk town
of Chasiv Yar.
The death toll now sits at 24,
while nine people have been rescued from the building’s ruins, emergency
A further three people were
also said to have been killed and 31 wounded in Ukraine’s second-largest
city Kharkiv in what officials alleged was a Russian multiple rocket launcher
fire at civilian areas. Moscow claimed to have struck deployment
points for Ukrainian troops and foreign fighters.