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Russia shells 4 communities in Sumy Oblast

by Olena Goncharova January 20, 2024 1:53 AM 1 min read
Illustrated map of Ukraine, with Sumy Oblast noted in red. (Ruslan Maiborodin)
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Russian forces shelled Sumy Oblast nine times, firing at four communities along the border on Jan. 19, the Sumy Oblast Military Administration reported.

The Russian military fired on the communities of Bilopillia, Krasnopillia, Myropillia, and Khotin. Throughout the day, Russia assailed the border communities with artillery and mortar, and used a drone to drop explosives onto the town of Krasnopillia.

Krasnopillia and surrounding areas experienced the most intense attacks over the past 24 hours, with 13 explosions recorded in the area. The town of Krasnopillia is located 42 km away from Sumy, the regional center, and has a population of around 7,700 people.

No casualties or damage to civilian infrastructure were reported.

Shelling is a daily occurrence for the communities near Ukraine's northeastern border with Russia. Residents in the region's vulnerable border settlements experience multiple attacks per day.

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