At least seven people were killed and another 20 wounded by a Russian attack on the centre of Ukraine’s southern city of Kherson.

The deputy head of the presidential office, Kyrylo Tymoshenko, has said seven people were killed in the shelling of Kherson on Saturday and 58 were injured, at least 16 of them seriously.

Kherson region’s prosecutor’s office said on its social media pages that at least “eight civilians were killed”.

Cars also caught fire in a residential area of the city after shelling, the emergency services said.

The fires were put out after 40 minutes but the number of dead and injured was still being “established”, the prosecutor’s office said on Telegram.

Zelenskyy has blasted Russian “terror” after shelling killed at least five people and injured 20 others in Kherson city, which Kyiv’s forces recaptured in November.