At the least eight individuals have been killed in a Christmas Eve strike on the centre of Kherson, which left our bodies littering the streets amid scenes of devastation in the course of the vacation interval.
Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, mentioned Russia had deliberately fired at civilian targets to “intimidate” the Ukrainian inhabitants within the not too long ago liberated metropolis.
“Within the morning, on Saturday, on the eve of Christmas, within the central a part of town,” Mr Zelensky mentioned as he revealed graphic footage of the aftermath.
“These will not be army amenities. This isn’t a conflict in accordance with the foundations outlined. It’s terror, it’s killing for the sake of intimidation and pleasure,” he mentioned.
The pictures from the scene confirmed automobiles on hearth and our bodies scattered throughout the pavements, some bloodied and twisted from the impression of the bombs.
Witnesses had been seen with arms to their mouths as they surveyed the aftermath in shock, whereas medics hurried the injured into ambulances on stretchers.