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Governor: Russian shelling of Kupiansk critically injures civilian

by Asami Terajima August 20, 2023 10:05 AM 1 min read
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Russian forces shelled the city of Kupiansk at around 7 a.m. local time, seriously injuring a man aged around 40, Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov reported on Aug. 20.

The shelling damaged a house and caused a fire on the territory of a meat processing plant, Syniehubov said.

Russian forces continue to attack civilians in the liberated territories of the northeastern Kharkiv Oblast, putting them in severe danger.

Over the past day, the districts of Kharkiv, Chehuiv, Izium, and Kupiansk came under shelling, damaging civilian infrastructure – including houses, businesses, warehouses, churches, and a kindergarten.

Earlier on Aug. 19, Russian forces launched a missile strike on the northern city of Chernihiv, killing seven people, including a six-year-old girl, and wounding 148, according to Chernihiv Oblast Governor Viacheslav Chaus.

In southern Kherson Oblast, a person was killed and another was wounded due to Russian attacks over the past day, the regional military administration reported early on Aug. 20. Residential areas of the oblast, as well as a critical infrastructure site and a plant, were targeted, according to the report.

In central-eastern Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, a 74-year-old woman was wounded by a heavy Russian artillery attack in Nikopol, regional governor Serhii Lysak reported on Aug. 20.

UPDATE: 7 dead, 129 injured in Russian missile attack on Chernihiv
As of 7 p.m. local time, the number of wounded in the Russian missile attack on Chernihiv on Aug. 19 has risen to 129 people, including 15 children and 15 police officers, Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko reported. Seven people were killed.
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