A train due to evacuate civilians from Kherson was destroyed in the attack. Photo: social media
One person was killed and another four were injured when Kherson’s main railway station was shelled by Russian forces on Tuesday evening.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky confirmed the attack in his evening address, adding that a train due to evacuate Kherson residents from the city had been destroyed.
“All emergency services are now on site. We are trying to establish the number of people killed and injured. There were many civilians there at the time,” Zelensky said.
Ukrainian Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko later said that approximately 140 people had been at the station waiting for the train to depart at the time of the attack. One policeman was killed and a further four people, including two police officers, were injured by shrapnel, Klymenko added.
Kherson Region Governor Oleksandr Prokudin said that there had been no further injuries and that the remaining civilians had been evacuated from the scene.