Ukraine war: Russians strike Kyiv region as Ukrainians drive counteroffensive in Kherson

Source: Axios

“Russian missiles struck the Kyiv region for the first time in several weeks on Thursday as Ukrainian forces continued their counteroffensive to retake the southern region of Kherson. … Russian forces captured Kherson in the early days of the war, and Ukrainian officials have been warning for months that Russia’s shadow government in the region has been issuing Russian passports, mandating the use of the Russian ruble, and potentially planning a ‘referendum’ on joining Russia, Axios'[s] Dave Lawler writes. The missile strikes on Kyiv, launched from a site on the Black Sea, wounded 15 people, five of them civilians, AP reported.” (07/28/22)