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Russia shells 7 communities in Sumy Oblast

by Olena Goncharova August 17, 2023 2:19 AM 1 min read
A police station in Bilopillia, Sumy Oblast, is gutted after Russian shelling in March 2023. (Photo by Andriy Kramchenkov/Suspilne Ukraine/JSC "UA:PBC"/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)
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Russian forces shelled seven communities in Sumy Oblast on Aug. 16, firing more than 200 rounds from various types of weapons, the Sumy Oblast Military Administration reported on Facebook.

According to the post, Russia shelled the Krasnopillia, Bilopillia, Seredyna-Buda, Shalyhyne, Yunakivka, Mykolaiv, and Myropillia communities.

Russian forces used mortars to target the Myropillia, Krasnopillia, and Seredyna-Buda communities. A horse was killed in the shelling of the Seredyna-Buda community, no human casualties were reported. The Shalyhyne community was attacked with explosives, while the Yunakivka community was targeted with grenade launchers.  

According to the post, there were no major damages following the attacks.

Sumy Oblast, which borders Russia in the northeast, has been under daily Russian shelling since the Ukrainian army liberated it in early April 2022.

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