Kiev forces have tried hitting the Russian-held city of Kherson as it was holding its first large-scale Victory Day celebrations since 2014, Vladimir Saldo, who heads the regional military-civilian administration, said on Monday.
Several missiles from a Uragan multiple rocket launcher system have been fired from the direction of the Ukrainian-held city of Nikolaev, Saldo told Russia’s Tass news agency.
“They were all shot down by the Russian military’s air defenses… Kherson was the target,” the official insisted.
The administration later said on Telegram that five missiles were fired at the city. The Ukrainian military has yet to comment on the incident.
On Monday, a large crowd took part in the ‘Immortal Regiment’ procession, which is traditionally held in Russia and some other countries on Victory Day to commemorate those, who fought against the Nazis.