War: Ukrainian missiles hit building during Russian senior officials meeting

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At least one person has been confirmed dead following an attack on a building used by the Russian occupiers in the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson.

According to Russian news agencies, the attack was carried out by Ukrainian forces who fired five missiles into the building on Friday.

Yekaterina Gubareva, the Russian-installed deputy head of the regional administration, told reporters that the strikes occurred during a meeting of senior officials.

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Kherson is the only Ukrainian provincial capital that Russian troops had consistently held since the invasion began on Feb. 24.

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Ukrainian military forces are aiming at recapturing the city on the Dnipro river, which previously housed some 300,000 people before the war, by the end of the year. (dpa/NAN)