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1 killed, 4 injured in Russian attacks on Zaporizhzhia Oblast

by Dinara Khalilova July 13, 2023 4:14 PM 1 min read
The aftermath of one of the Russian attacks against Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia Oblast on July 13, 2023. (Zaporizhzhia Oblast Military Administration/Facebook)
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Russian troops struck the town of Orikhiv in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, killing a 40-year-old man and injuring another civilian, the regional administration reported on July 13.

According to Presidential Office head Andrii Yermak, the mortar attack also destroyed three homes in the front-line settlement.

Orikhiv lies in the southeastern part of Zaporizhzhia Oblast and is a frequent target of Russian attacks. It is also one of the staging points for Ukraine’s ongoing counteroffensive in the south.

Russia also attacked the village of Verkhnia Tersa near Huliaipole, wounding a 66-year-old resident, the Zaporizhzhia Oblast Military Administration wrote.

Another Russian attack hit an enterprise in Malokaterynivka, injuring two more people, the authorities added.

A day before, Russian forces hit 14 settlements in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, damaging 44 residential and other civilian infrastructure objects. As a result of an unidentified Russian projectile crushing in the regional capital, 21 people, including eight children, received injuries.

Locals near Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant brace for potential disaster: ‘It would be the end of us’
Editor’s note: For this story, the Kyiv Independent talked to residents who live in Russian-occupied settlements in Zaporizhzhia Oblast. For their safety, we have changed their names. From the rooftop of his home, Anton can easily see the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, the largest nuclear plant…
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