The Ukrainian military, on Wednesday, launched a counter-offensive at the Russia-occupied city of Kherson in south Ukraine. 

The Ukrainian military reportedly launched a counter-offensive at the Kherson international airport, which is under the control of invading Russian forces. 

According to reports, a number of Russian military helicopters and armoured vehicles were destroyed in the Ukrainian counter-offensive. 

Satellite images released from Planet Labs, show that the Ukrainian strike “set on fire, or destroyed, at least three helicopters and military vehicles stationed at the airport”. 

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This was the second major Ukrainian attack in as many weeks on this base. 

A number of Russian helicopters, can be clearly seen going up in flames on one of the base’s main ramps. 

Meanwhile, in a shocking report coming in from war-ravaged country of Ukraine, the invading Russian forces have taken patients at a Mariupol hospital as hostage.  

The Russian forces have “taken patients and medical staff as hostage” at a hospital in under-siege city of Mariupol in south Ukraine.  

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This was informed by the Pavlo Kyrylenko, governor of Donetsk Oblast in Ukraine on Tuesday.  

Governor of Donetsk Oblast in Ukraine – Pavlo Kyrylenko – said that the invading Russian troops entered a hospital on the outskirts of Mariupol.   

“Russians drove 400 people from neighbouring houses to the hospital and they can’t leave,” he said. 

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