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Minister: Russian shelling of Sumy Oblast village kills teenager

by Dinara Khalilova October 26, 2023 4:17 PM 1 min read
Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko (R) speaks to journalists outside of a district court, where an accused offender detonated an explosive device inside the building in Kyiv on July 5, 2023. (STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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Russian troops shelled the village of Pozhnia in Sumy Oblast at around 1 p.m. local time, killing a 16-year-old boy, Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko reported on Oct. 26.

The boy was on the porch of his house at the time of the shelling that damaged several homes, according to Klymenko.

This is another attack on civilians. And Russia will definitely bear responsibility for it,” the minister said on Telegram.

Pozhnia lies some 15 kilometers from the border with Russia. The settlements along the Sumy Oblast border have been subject to regular Russian attacks since Ukrainian troops liberated occupied areas of the region last spring.

Over 500 Ukrainian children have been killed and 1,139 wounded since the start of Russia's full-scale war against Ukraine, according to the government’s database.

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