Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (C-L) visits Kherson, Ukraine, 08 June 2023, amid the Russian invasion. EFE-EPA FILE/MYKOLA TYMCHENKO

Ukrainian police officer fatally shot in renewed Russian attacks

Kyiv, Aug 12 (EFE).- Ukraine claimed on Saturday to have repelled strong Russian artillery attacks at several locations, resulting in the death of a police officer and injuries to 12 people.

Residents pass a destroyed apartment building following overnight shelling in Kherson, Ukraine, 21 December 2022. EFE-EPA FILE/Maria Senovilla

Ukraine’s Interior Minister, Ihor Klymenko, stated that the Russians fired a guided aerial bomb towards Orikhiv in the Zaporizhzhia region on Saturday morning.

“A policeman was killed in the attack. 12 people were injured, including four police officers,” Klymenko wrote on the messaging app Telegram.

According to a report from the Ukrainian military, the Russians launched artillery and aerial attacks on virtually all battlefronts in the past day.

The Russians attempted to advance in Kupiansk, Bakhmut, Avdiivka, and Marinka, but the Ukrainian forces thwarted their movement forward.

“The Russians launched air attacks using Iranian-made combat UAVs on Ukraine…Over the past day, the Russian invaders launched five missile strikes, 31 airstrikes, and 49 MLRS attacks at the positions of our troops and populated settlements,” the military said.

“Unfortunately, civilians, including children, were killed and injured. Residential buildings and other civilian infrastructure objects were destroyed,” the report said.

It said more information was being collected.

There have also been attacks in the Sumy region near the border.

The Russians launched nine attacks in the region on Friday, as reported by the regional administration. EFE