Ukrainian and Russian Attacks Escalate, Resulting in Civilian Casualties

In a series of escalating attacks, Ukrainian strikes on the partially occupied regions of Kherson and Luhansk have resulted in significant civilian casualties. A Ukrainian assault on the town of Sadove in the Kherson region on Friday killed 22 people and injured 15, according to Russia-installed governor Vladimir Saldo. The attack reportedly involved a French-made guided bomb followed by a U.S.-supplied HIMARS missile, with a repeat strike aimed at civilians assisting the wounded.

Further east, in the Luhansk region, six people have been confirmed dead following a missile strike on the regional capital. Russia-installed governor Leonid Pasechnik reported that two more bodies were pulled from the rubble, bringing the total casualties to six, with 60 others wounded. Pasechnik declared a day of mourning in response to the attack, canceling all public events.

The violence extended beyond these regions as drone warfare continued between Russia and Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry reported the downing of 25 Ukrainian drones overnight across various regions, including Kuban, Astrakhan, Tula, and the Crimean peninsula. Ukrainian air defenses intercepted nine out of 13 Russian drones targeting the Poltava, Zaporizhzhia, Dnipropetrovsk, and Kharkiv regions, with significant damage reported to commercial and residential buildings in Dnipropetrovsk.

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