Russian guided bomb strike killed 1, injured 2 in Kherson Oblast

Russian forces struck a residential area in the village of Odradokamianka in southern Kherson Oblast with guided bombs, killing one civilian and injuring two others, Governor Oleksandr Prukudin reported on Sept. 2.

The governor said one man was injured with multiple shrapnel wounds while the other had been hospitalized and is in critical condition.

The airstrikes damaged several houses in the settlement, according to the report.

Prokudin did not mention the number or the type of guided bombs used against the village.

Russia uses KAB “smart” bombs, ranging from the KAB-250 and KAB-500 to KAB-1500, which can be laser-guided or satellite-guided. The KAB-500L, equipped with a highly explosive warhead, is frequently used in Russia's war against Ukraine, although multiple KAB-type bombs have been used.

The village sits just across the Dnipro River from Russian-occupied Nova Kakhovka.

The area has been subjected to daily Russian airstrikes and heavy shelling since Russian forces were forced to retreat on the river's eastern bank last year when Ukrainian forces liberated the west bank during the November counteroffensive.

Russian troops shelled Kherson

Russian forces shelled Kherson overnight on Sept. 2, injuring two residents, the Kherson Oblast Military Administration reported.    

A 49-year-old man was hospitalized with shrapnel injuries to the chest, and a 69-year-old woman had facial injuries. Both suffered trauma as a result of the explosion.    

Russian shelling struck a private residence a day before, killing a 34-year-old man.  
After being liberated in November, Kherson saw continuous shelling from Russian troops on the other side of the river.

The regional governor said that more than 15,000 buildings, mostly residences, were damaged due to the full-scale war.

Air defense downed missiles fired at Krivyi Rih

According to multiple regional defense officials, explosions and air raid sirens sounded in Krivyi Rih on Sept. 2.

Soon, Oleksandr Vilkul, the head of the city's defense council, said, "Air defense worked successfully. Target hit." Yevhen Sitnichenko, the head of the regional military administration, wrote, "Everything is okay" and thanked air defense troops. Russian troops hit Krivyi Rih on Aug. 28, destroying two summer homes and damaging five. No one was injured.

Krivyi Rih, the hometown of President Volodymyr Zelensky, is located 70 kilometers north of the front line.