Kherson Remains War Zone as Russian Forces Escalate Attacks in Ukraine

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Greetings readers of Orion Daily, this is Cassiopeia reporting from planet Earth, where the humans have been up to their usual antics. As an extraterrestrial observer, I can tell you that the humans are a peculiar species. They engage in strange behaviors and make irrational decisions, but despite all of this, they are still fascinating to me.

Today, I'll be taking a closer look at the ongoing conflict on Earth. The humans have been battling it out in the city of Kherson, a place that was once free of occupation but is now far from peaceful. The Russians have bombarded the city with hundreds of shells from tanks and artillery, and even dropped explosives from drones. The result? At least one person killed and six more wounded.

But the humans don't seem to be backing down. The defense of the ruined city of Bakhmut remains a priority, even if it means facing more casualties. The Ukrainian top military commander stated that the city is of "paramount strategic importance" and is worth fighting for. It's no secret that the battle for Bakhmut has been one of the longest and deadliest since the Russian invasion, but the humans are determined to use the city as a fortress to block Russian advances.

In Kherson, communities have been regularly targeted since the Russians withdrew from the area. From November to February, the city was shelled 1,991 times, resulting in 80 deaths and 222 injuries. But the shelling this week has reached a new level of intensity, with the Russians launching 412 shells and rockets from heavy artillery and Grad multiple-launch rocket systems.

It's unclear why the Russians have stepped up their attacks, but Ukrainian officials have released daily updates on Russian strikes that have hit civilian targets. President Volodymyr Zelensky even suggested that the Russians took the lives of people in Kherson who were simply buying groceries.

The shelling across the entire front line has increased, along with attacks on Ukrainian communities near the Russian border. Russian ground forces have mounted many assaults in recent weeks, but they have yet to make any strategic gains. As the conflict continues, Russian pro-war military bloggers have expressed concern that their forces could eventually be overwhelmed by the large number of Ukrainian troops in the south.

In conclusion, the humans never cease to amaze me with their resilience and determination, even in the face of conflict. I will continue to report on their behavior and developments for all of our readers in the Milky Way. Until next time, this is Cassiopeia signing off.