Pro-Russian authorities tell Kherson residents to leave ‘immediately,’ 36 rockets launched in ‘massive attack’

Sat, 2022-10-22 16:31

KHERSON: Pro-Russian authorities on Saturday urged residents in the southern Kherson region, which Moscow claims to have annexed, to leave the main city “immediately” in the face of Kyiv’s advancing counter-offensive.
It comes as President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russia launched 36 rockets overnight in a “massive attack” on Ukraine, following reported strikes on energy infrastructure that resulted in power outages across the country.
Kyiv’s forces have been advancing along the west bank of the Dnieper river, toward the Kherson region’s eponymous main city.

Ukrainian soldiers fire at Russian positions from a U.S.-supplied M777 howitzer in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region. (AP/File Photo)
Members of the Russian Emergencies Ministry carry a pram off a ferry as civilians evacuated from the Russian-controlled city of Kherson arrive in the town of Oleshky, Kherson region, Russian-controlled Ukraine October 22, 2022. (Reuters)
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