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An aerial view of Zhuravlyne Lake in Hlybne in Sumy Oblast, Ukraine, on Oct. 13, 2022. (Andriy Kramchenkov/Suspilne Ukraine/JSC "UA:PBC"/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)
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Ukrainian border guards defended against a Russian sabotage and reconnaissance group in Sumy Oblast overnight, the State Border Guard Service reported on Telegram on March 7.

Sumy Oblast borders the Russian oblasts of Bryansk, Kursk, and Belgorod. Russian forces retreated from Sumy Oblast in April 2022 but continues to attack the region on a daily basis.

Russia also regularly conducts cross-border raids into Sumy Oblast, which has a long, heavily forested border.

"Last night, border guards as part of the Defense Forces discovered an enemy sabotage and intelligence group advancing from the Russian side," the State Border Guard said.

The border guards "immediately opened fire," and the group retreated.

The losses on the Russian side "are being ascertained," the State Border Guard said.

Russian attacks kill 7, injure 15 over past day
Russian attacks against Ukraine over the past day killed at least seven people and injured at least 15, with children reported among the casualties, the authorities said on March 7.
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