Thirteen Russian Missiles Hit Central Ukraine, Killing At Least Three People

Thirteen Russian missiles hit a military airfield as well as railway infrastructure in Ukraine's central Kirovohrad region early on July 23, killing at least three people, the regional governor said.

"Nine Ukrainian servicemen were wounded and one serviceman is dead. First, two guards of an electrical substation were killed," Andriy Raikovych, the head of the Regional Military Administration said.

The provincial capital, Kropyvnytskiy, was targeted by eight Kalibr cruise missiles fired from the sea and five long-range Kh-22 missiles fired from aircraft, Raikovych wrote on the Telegram messaging app.

One neighborhood has been left without electricity. Rescue workers were working at the affected areas, the official added.

Heavy fighting has been taking place in the last 48 hours in southern Kherson Province, where Ukrainian troops continued their offensive against Russian forces, British military intelligence said on July 23.

It said Russian forces were using artillery fire along the Inhulets River.

"Supply lines of the Russian forces west of the river are increasingly at risk," the U.K. Defense Ministry said in an intelligence update.

It said additional Ukrainian strikes have caused further damage to the strategic Antonivskiy bridge over the Dnieper River, though Russia has conducted temporary repairs. Ukrainian rockets first targeted the Antonivskiy bridge on July 19.

The 1.4-kilometer bridge is a key link for supplying Russian troops in southern Ukraine. If the Antonivskiy bridge is rendered unusable it would be hard for the Russian military to keep supplying its forces in the region.

With reporting by Reuters, AFP, and