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'The iron doors were blown out' - Residents of Kakhovka speak out in aftermath of shelling07:33

'The iron doors were blown out' - Residents of Kakhovka speak out in aftermath of shelling

Kherson Region, Kakhovka
January 22, 2023 at 13:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Residents of Kakhovka city, Kherson region, spoke out in the consequences of regular shelling in the city, in particular the recent strikes on the night of January 19-20.

Ruptly footage filmed on Saturday shows destroyed private and apartment buildings, while citizens were clearing debris.

"Windows were broken, doors were torn from their hinges - iron doors were blown out," the local man told.

Resident Alla noted that she heard when "it hit here once, the second time, it fell apart and that's it", while citizen Anna heard the 'explosion' at 11 PM (local time).

There have been no official comments on the city shelling on the night of January 19-20 neither from Kiev nor Moscow. However, a Friday morning report from the Ukrainian Defence Ministry says that "the enemy is concentrating its main forces on the offensive in the Bakhmut and Avdeev directions, while the Kupyansk, Limansk, Novopavlovsk and Kherson directions are being defended."

The video also shows the fire station and the headquarters` buildings of the Main Kakhovka Canal destroyed, as a result of previous shelling.

According to Kakhovka`s Military and Civil Administration (MCA) Pavel Filipchuk, the city has constantly been 'in the zone of artillery and mortar shelling', leaving crucial infrastructure facilities, including the Kakhovka Main Canal`s structures, destroyed.

On November 11, the Ukrainian Defence Ministry declared taking back control over Kherson city, while the Russian military reported a "successful redeployment of troops to the left bank of the Dnieper".

On September 30, President Vladimir Putin agreed to sign documents allowing the accession of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), as well as the regions of Kherson and Zaporozhye, to the Russian Federation.

According to Moscow, the move followed referenda in which people living in those areas exercised their right to self-determination and requested to join Russia.

Ukraine and its international allies condemned the move, calling it an annexation of Kiev’s sovereign territory.

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Residents of Kakhovka city, Kherson region, spoke out in the consequences of regular shelling in the city, in particular the recent strikes on the night of January 19-20.

Ruptly footage filmed on Saturday shows destroyed private and apartment buildings, while citizens were clearing debris.

"Windows were broken, doors were torn from their hinges - iron doors were blown out," the local man told.

Resident Alla noted that she heard when "it hit here once, the second time, it fell apart and that's it", while citizen Anna heard the 'explosion' at 11 PM (local time).

There have been no official comments on the city shelling on the night of January 19-20 neither from Kiev nor Moscow. However, a Friday morning report from the Ukrainian Defence Ministry says that "the enemy is concentrating its main forces on the offensive in the Bakhmut and Avdeev directions, while the Kupyansk, Limansk, Novopavlovsk and Kherson directions are being defended."

The video also shows the fire station and the headquarters` buildings of the Main Kakhovka Canal destroyed, as a result of previous shelling.

According to Kakhovka`s Military and Civil Administration (MCA) Pavel Filipchuk, the city has constantly been 'in the zone of artillery and mortar shelling', leaving crucial infrastructure facilities, including the Kakhovka Main Canal`s structures, destroyed.

On November 11, the Ukrainian Defence Ministry declared taking back control over Kherson city, while the Russian military reported a "successful redeployment of troops to the left bank of the Dnieper".

On September 30, President Vladimir Putin agreed to sign documents allowing the accession of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), as well as the regions of Kherson and Zaporozhye, to the Russian Federation.

According to Moscow, the move followed referenda in which people living in those areas exercised their right to self-determination and requested to join Russia.

Ukraine and its international allies condemned the move, calling it an annexation of Kiev’s sovereign territory.