Ukraine’s military says it has destroyed a Russian ammunition depot in the southern city of Nova Kakhovka, killing dozens of soldiers, in an attack apparently involving US-supplied missiles.
However, Russian occupation officials say homes and warehouses were hit, leaving seven dead and up to 80 hurt.
A Russian-installed official in the southern Kherson region, Katerina Gubareva, accused Ukraine of bombing “peaceful cities with American weapons”.
BBC reports say it was not possible to verify the extent of damage or casualties.
Unconfirmed footage of several powerful explosions was shared on social media.
Ukrainian presidential aide Mykhaylo Podolyak attributed the attack to the US-supplied Himars multiple rocket launcher and spoke of a reality collision for the world’s second army.