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Russian forces launched 60 attacks at the Sumy Oblast border on March 22, causing 280 explosions in the area and injuring one civilian, the regional military administration reported.

A resident of Bilopillia was injured in an airstrike, authorities said.

No additional casualties or damage to civilian infrastructure were reported.

Eleven communities, including Bilopillia, were targeted in the attacks. The communities of Velyka Pysarivka, Myropillia, Svesa, Krasnopillia, Khotin, Nova Sloboda, Shalyhyne, Seredyna-Buda, Yunakivka, and Mykolaiv also came under fire.

The Russian military attacked Sumy Oblast with drones, artillery, mortar, rockets, and other weapons throughout the day.

Constant attacks from nearby Russian forces are a daily reality for the residents of Sumy Oblast's border region. Authorities reported carrying out additional evacuations of civilians in border communities due to intensifying Russian attacks in March 2024.  

Why is Russia intensifying attacks on Ukraine’s Sumy Oblast?
Russian attacks on Ukraine’s northern Sumy Oblast have left some villages resembling the ruins of Bakhmut and Marinka, officials have said, as Moscow’s forces continue to escalate aerial bombardments against homes and civilian infrastructure in the area. In the latest strikes, one person was killed…
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