As a result of a night attack by the Russian army on Kherson, the regional library named after Gonchar with its book collection of thousands was seriously damaged in the city. The head of the military administration of the Kherson region, Alexander Prokudin, announced this on Sunday in a telegram channel.
“That night the library came under fire from the Russian army. There was damage inside and outside the building. A fire started,” wrote Prokudin. Rescuers extinguished the fire for more than an hour and a half.
According to Prokudin, there were no casualties as a result of the shelling. The published photos show that the library building was badly damaged, windows were broken, some structures were destroyed, writes RBC-Ukraine.
Later, the head of the Kherson administration reported that in the morning the Russian army struck the Dnieper district of Kherson. As a result, a 64-year-old local resident died in the courtyard of his own house. He suffered a blast injury. The wife of the deceased was hospitalized. Her condition is assessed as moderate.
There is also a report of a Russian missile strike on the night of November 12 in the Nikolaev region. In total, as the Defense Forces of southern Ukraine said, three missiles were fired: two X-59 aircraft type and an Iskander ballistic missile. Of the two X-59s, one was shot down, according to the Ukrainian Armed Forces; its debris damaged several residential buildings. The remaining two missiles hit the area without causing critical damage, the Ukrainian military said.
Throughout the war, Russian authorities have denied accusations of deliberate attacks on civilian targets in Ukraine.
This week in Ukraine they recalled the events of a year ago, when the Ukrainian Armed Forces regained control over Kherson during a counteroffensive in the south of the country. This is the only regional center that was captured by the Russian military after the start of the full-scale Russian invasion. In the fall of 2022, against the backdrop of the Ukrainian offensive, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu ordered the withdrawal of troops from Kherson on November 9. Two days later, Ukrainian authorities announced the liberation of the city.