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Russian shelling kills civilian in Kharkiv Oblast

by The Kyiv Independent news desk January 1, 2024 5:53 PM 1 min read
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Russian forces shelled Kharkiv Oblast's Kupiansk district with artillery and rockets on Jan. 1, killing at least one civilian, according to the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration and the regional prosecutor's office.

One man was reported killed by fragments. Artillery and Uragan rockets struck residential areas, including a five-story building. Authorities also posted images of what looked like damaged private homes.  

Russian forces also hit the village of Kucherivka in Kupiansk district with an airstrike, damaging homes and auxiliary structures.

The shelling was part of a pattern of attacks timed to the New Year holiday. Multiple front line areas got shelled or hit with missiles or airstrikes, with sporadic casualties reported. Russia attacked at least half a dozen regions with drones overnight on Jan. 1, continuing throughout the day.

On Dec. 29, Russia hit Ukraine with the largest mass attack of missiles and drones since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

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