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Russian troops continue to shell de-occupied villages in Kherson region, provoke humanitarian catastrophe – regional governor

KYIV. Aug 11 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The Russian invaders continue to shell the de-occupied residential areas in Kherson region and provoke a catastrophic humanitarian situation there, Head of Kherson Regional Military Administration Yaroslav Yanushevych has said.

"In Kherson region, the Armed Forces of Ukraine managed to liberate 54 residential areas, but the [humanitarian] situation there is simply catastrophic. Yesterday morning I was in Novovorontsovka, I was in Kochubeyivka. The situation there is terrible. It was impossible to hold back the tears. They [the occupiers] continue shelling attacks," Yanushevych said on the air of the national telethon on Thursday.

According to him, the occupiers are trying to take back the lost combat positions and "mercilessly" shell the already de-occupied residential areas.

"The housing and infrastructure are destroyed there, there are problems with electricity, gas and drinking water supply," the governor of the region said.

At the same time, he noted that Ukrainian law enforcement employees, doctors and volunteers are already working in the liberated territories of the region to supply local residents with food, medicine and hygiene products.

"Some 92% of the region is still occupied. The destruction there is not so significant, but there are other problems. For example, there are residential areas where shops have been closed since the beginning of the occupation and people are running out of supplies, and the invaders do not allow delivering aid. Taking advantage of the fact that people leave, the Russian military move into their homes, take their property. The situation with medicines is even worse, especially for people with serious illnesses and children," Yanushevych said.

He added that the medicines that are available in the region are in many cases sold "directly from cars, without prescriptions, without refrigerators and are three times more expensive."