Shooting in Kherson, sunken Russian barge in the south: last night's highlights
18 September, 2022
Photo: Facebook / General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Shooting was heard in Kherson, which the Russian Federation explained as a "counter-terrorist operation", and the Armed Forces of Ukraine sank a Russian barge with military equipment and personnel. Here is what you may have missed from the previous night.

Shooting in Kherson

In the evening of September 17, shots were heard in the temporarily occupied Kherson. Russian propagandists claimed that a "counter-terrorist operation" was being conducted in the city: "they were destroying militants holed up in a non-residential building".

Soon after, they reported on the "neutralization of a group of armed men in Kherson who were resisting".

Over 10 torture chambers found in Kharkiv Oblast

More than 10 torture chambers have already been discovered in the liberated districts of Kharkiv Oblast, as stated by Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

He said that during the second day of exhumation works at the site of a mass grave near Izyum, new evidence of torture applied to the people buried there had been obtained.

Hundreds of Russian prisoners taken after counter-offensive

The counter-offensive operation of the defenders of Ukraine made it possible to capture hundreds of Russian troops for the exchange fund. However, currently Moscow has more Ukrainian prisoners than Kyiv has Russian military or mercenaries working for Russia.

Pope's envoy to Ukraine under fire

Cardinal Deacon Konrad Krajewski of Polish origin came under fire near Zaporizhzhya when he was delivering humanitarian aid on behalf of Pope Francis. He was not injured.

Nancy Pelosi arrives in Armenia

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi arrived in the Armenian capital Yerevan on a visit amid the escalation of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

She became the highest-ranking U.S. representative to visit Armenia after the country's independence.

Russian barge sunk in the south

Ukrainian Armed Forces on the southern front sank an enemy barge with military equipment and occupiers on board. Russians were trying to transport their weapons using this vessel.

In total, the Ukrainian military destroyed 62 enemy troops,  and five armored vehicles, as well as two reconnaissance drones in the south over the past day.

Other news

  • On September 17, an employee of a utility company was killed while eliminating the consequences of a Russian strike on a dam near Kryvyi Rih;
  • An oil tanker under the Russian flag unloaded in the port of the Georgian city of Poti. The Georgian government denies that the ship or its cargo is subject to sanctions against Russia;
  • President Volodymyr Zelenskyy suggested that occupied Crimea could be returned to Ukraine through diplomatic means;
  • Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivered a pro-Russian and anti-European speech to his supporters at a closed meeting.