Russia hits Ukraine homes, evacuates Kherson, warns of escalation

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By Jonathan Landay and Pavel Polityuk MYKOLAIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – Under pressure in the south of Ukraine, Russia fired missiles and drones into Ukrainian-held Mykolaiv on Sunday, destroying an apartment block in the ship-building city near the front and said the war was trending towards “uncontrolled escalation”. Mykolaiv lies roughly 35 km (22 miles) northwest of the front line to occupied Kherson, the southern region where Russia has ordered 60,000 people to flee a Ukrainian counter offensive “to save your lives” . Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, who some Russian nationalists have …

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