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Russia shells 3 communities in Sumy Oblast

by Abbey Fenbert February 22, 2024 3:51 AM 1 min read
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Russian forces shelled three communities along the Sumy Oblast border on Feb. 21, the regional military administration reported.

The communities of Bilopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, and Nova Sloboda were targeted in five separate attacks.

Throughout the day, Russia assailed the border communities with mortar and artillery shelling. The attacks caused at least 33 reported explosions in the area.

No casualties or damages were reported.

Shelling is a daily occurrence for the communities near Ukraine's northeastern border with Russia, with residents experience multiple attacks per day. An attack on Bilopillia on Feb. 20 injured one local resident. Another Bilopillia resident was killed in a Russian attack on Feb. 17.

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