Rockets kill one person and hit strategic bridge near Cherkasy in Ukraine, officials say

Kyiv, June 26 (Reuters) – Russian missiles fell near the central Ukrainian city of Cherkassy on Sunday, killing one person and hitting a bridge that helps connect western regions with eastern combat zones, Ukrainian officials said.

Cherkassy has been largely spared bombing since the war began in February, but Russia stepped up missile attacks on Ukraine this weekend. Continue reading

“Today the enemy launched missile attacks on the Cherkassy region. There are two strikes near the regional center. One dead and five wounded. Infrastructure damaged,” regional governor Ihor Taburets said on the Telegram app.

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He gave no further details, but a presidential aide told Reuters that one of the missiles was aimed at a bridge over the Dnipro River.

“They are trying to limit the transfer of our reserves and western weapons to the east,” adviser Oleksiy Arestovych said in a statement.

“It means that these types of transfers are going well and causing them big problems.”

He did not say how damaged the bridge was. Reuters could not independently confirm the report.

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Reporting by Pavel Polityuk Writing by Alessandra Prentice Editing by Toby Chopra and David Goodman

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