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Civilian hospitalized in critical condition after Russian shelling in Kharkiv Oblast

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 9, 2023 6:24 PM 1 min read
A local resident stands in the doorway of a building partially destroyed by Russian shelling in the Ukrainian city of Kupiansk in Kharkiv Oblast on March 7, 2023. (Photo by Anatolii Stepanov/AFP via Getty Images)
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A Russian mortar shelling injured a man in his thirties in the village of Karaichne, in Kharkiv Oblast, regional governor Oleh Syniehubov said on April 9.

The man was hospitalized in critical condition, according to the official. "The doctors are fighting for his life," Syniehubov added.

In a Telegram post, Syniehubov also reported that the city of Kupiansk was shelled the same day, with Russian forces targeting residential buildings with anti-aircraft guns.

Six months Ukraine launched a surprise counteroffensive in northeastern Ukraine, eventually liberating the entirety of Kharkiv Oblast, many areas still come under daily Russian shelling.

From occupation to active war zone: Danger persists for Ukrainians in liberated territories
KUPIANSK, Kharkiv Oblast — For the handful of Ukrainians left in the center of Kupiansk, life since liberation from Russian occupation has been reduced to an exercise in survival. The city in Kharkiv Oblast is shelled throughout the day by Russian artillery on the other side of the Oskil River, whe…
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