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Russian strike kills two French aid workers in southern Ukraine-governor

(Reuters) - A Russian strike killed two French volunteer aid workers on Thursday in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson, the regional governor and other officials said.

Kherson Governor Oleksandr Prokudin, writing on the Telegram messaging app, said the Russian attack on the town of Beryslav killed the two French nationals and wounded three other foreigners.

Prosecutors in the region said Russian forces launched a mass drone attack in the area at about 4 p.m. Police said a Ukrainian national was also wounded.

Reuters could not independently verify details of the incident, but Russian forces engage in frequent shelling of parts of Kherson region now held by Ukraine.

Beryslav is located on the western bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson region, which was abandoned by Russian forces in late 2022.

Ukrainian troops have since established positions on the eastern bank, but Russian forces continue heavy shelling of other parts of Kherson region from areas they hold on the eastern side.

(Reporting by Ron Popeski and Oleksandr Kozhukhar; Editing by Sandra Maler)