Fighting is raging in southern and eastern Ukraine as authorities report more casualties and damage to civilian infrastructure on Monday.
The Donetsk region is still the site of some of the heaviest fighting. On Monday, the Ukrainian army said Russian troops are trying to advance towards Lyman, Bakhmut and Avdiivka.
At least one person has been killed in the city of Krasnohorivka, said Pavlo Kyrylenko, the head of the military administration of the Donetsk region.
Russian troops have fired 42 times in the region in the past 24 hours, the regional military administration said on Monday. “The enemy attacked civilian settlements in the region with artillery, MLRS, mortars, tanks and infantry fighting vehicles,” it said.
At least three people were killed by Russian shelling in the city of Kherson on Sunday and eight civilians suffered injuries of varying severity, the regional military administration said.
region of Kharkiv
At least one person was killed and three wounded in the city of Kharkiv on Sunday, said Oleh Syniehubov, head of the military administration of the Kharkiv region.
Preliminary investigations suggest the missile was fired from an S-300 air defense system, he said.
“The rocket hit a four-story residential building in the Kyivsky district,” Syniehubov said. “The upper floors and the roof of the building were destroyed and a large-scale fire broke out.”
Kupiansk, Vovchansk, Strilecha, Dvorichna and other cities came under enemy fire, Syniehubov added, damaging private houses, shops and other buildings.
In Kupiansk, a 41-year-old man was wounded as a result of enemy shelling, he said.
The situation remains relatively stable as Russian troops concentrate on holding occupied territories in the region, the military administration of the Zaporizhia region said on Monday.
Russian shelling damaged homes and buildings in several parts of the region, the regional police said.