The number of those killed in the shelling of Kherson and the Kherson region on May 3 increased to 19, another 47 people were injured, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine said in a statement. The information is also provided by Suspilne with reference to the head of the OVA Alexander Prokudin
Prokudin said that the strike also hit the ATB store in Kherson, where 4 people were killed. He is quoted by Suspilne. During the shelling of the local station, two people were killed and eight were injured, Prokudin added.
The Kremlin has previously said that the Russian side "reserves the right to retaliate where and when it sees fit." Pro-Russian bloggers and officials also called for strikes on Kyiv. The statement was made after the UAV attack on the Kremlin residence of Vladimir Putin. Ukraine denies information about its involvement in the attack, Zelensky said that Kiev is protecting its territories and will not attack Moscow or Putin. State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin, in turn, claims that "a terrorist attack against the president is an attack on Russia." The UN called on both sides to refrain from rhetoric and actions that could lead to escalation.