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Governor: 13-year-old girl dies in hospital following Russian attack on Kharkiv Oblast

by Daria Shulzhenko January 27, 2024 5:33 PM 1 min read
The aftermath of the Russian Jan. 17 attack on the village of Malyi Burluk in Kharkiv Oblast. (Oleh Syniehubov/Telegram)
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A 13-year-old girl died in hospital after being injured in the Russian air attack on the village of Malyi Burluk, near Kupiansk, on Jan. 17, Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov reported on Jan. 27.

The girl fell into a coma after suffering complex shrapnel injuries, Syniehubov wrote on Telegram.

Russian troops hit the village with an aerial bomb, according to the governor. The attack also killed a 62-year-old woman and injured a 10-year-old boy. He was brought to the hospital in critical condition and one of his legs was amputated, Syniehubov reported on Jan. 17.

The attack damaged an administrative building, as well as six residential houses, according to the governor.

Liberated from Russian occupation in September 2022, Kupiansk lies less than 10 kilometers from the front line, in a sector where Russia has conducted major offensive operations over the past months.

Due to its proximity to the Russian border, multiple settlements in Kharkiv Oblast are subjected to near-daily attacks.

In heavily shelled Kupiansk, some choose to stay despite constant risk of killing (PHOTOS)
Editor’s Note: The last names of some of the people interviewed for the story are not disclosed due to security reasons. KUPIANSK, KHARKIV OBLAST – Just 40 kilometers away from the Russian border, in Ukraine’s eastern Kharkiv Oblast, stands a small town scarred by months of occupation and ongoing
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