'The explosions keep roaring': No rest for Kherson as Russia steps up attacks

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A woman walks past a recently damaged building due to a Russian strike in Kherson, southern Ukraine
A woman walks past a recently damaged building due to a Russian strike in Kherson, southern Ukraine   -  Copyright  Bernat Armangue/Copyright 2022 The AP. All rights reserved.

Russian shelling in recent days has caused many casualties in the recently liberated Ukrainian city of Kherson, according to local officials.

Although now back in Ukrainian hands, the city lies just kilometres away from the Russian front lines on the other side of the Dnipro river. It’s easily within range of Moscow’s artillery and rockets.

Euronews International Correspondent Anelise Borges in Kherson says residents have told her they haven't experienced such random shelling before.

"When Ukrainian troops were trying to take Kherson, they say the strikes were more calculated, they only hit military targets. Right now, it's been happening pretty much all over the city," she said.

There had been no electricity, heating or running water in the city, she added, highlighting damage in a residential area. The authorities later reported that power was being restored.

According to the governor of Kherson, Yaroslav Yanushevych, heavy shelling in parts of the Kherson region has compelled authorities to transfer hospital patients to other areas.

Some children were taken to the southern city of Mykolaiv, while some psychiatric patients went to the Black Sea port of Odesa, Yanushevych wrote on Telegram.

Click on the video above to see Anelise Borges' report from the streets of Kherson.