Skip to content
Edit post

Russia shells 8 communities in Sumy Oblast

by Rachel Amran January 21, 2024 1:21 AM 1 min read
Illustrated map of Ukraine, with Sumy Oblast noted in red. (Ruslan Maiborodin)
This audio is created with AI assistance

Support independent journalism in Ukraine. Join us in this fight.

Become a member Support us just once

Russian forces shelled Sumy Oblast 37 times, firing at eight communities along the border on Jan. 20, the Sumy Oblast Military Administration reported.

The Russian military targeted the communities of Bilopillia, Khotin, Krasnopillia, Yunakivka, Velyka Pysarivka, Seredyna-Buda, Esman, and Myropillia.

Throughout the day, Russia assailed the border region with mortar, artillery, drones, and grenade launcher attacks, while dropping mines onto the village of Myropillia and surrounding areas. More than 173 explosions were recorded.

No casualties or damage to civilian infrastructure was reported.

The town of Khotin, with a pre-war population of about 2,290 residents, experienced the most attacks during the day with at least 44 explosions recorded in the area. The town is located 28 kilometers away from Sumy, the regional center.

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

Russian forces shell Donetsk Oblast, injure 2
Two people were injured and 33 private homes and an administrative building were damaged by three missiles fired at Novohrodivka, Governor Vadym Filashkin reported.
Before you skip this banner, we want to tell you something…

The Kyiv Independent doesn’t depend on a wealthy owner or an oligarch — in 2023, 80% of our revenue was from reader contributions . It’s thanks to them that we don’t have to rely on a single owner.

Support us now and help maintain our independent model and keep our articles free for everyone. Your contributions allow us to cover journalists’ salaries, report from the front lines, and fund projects like our War Crimes Investigations Unit.

visa masterCard americanExpress

News Feed

Ukraine Daily
News from Ukraine in your inbox
Ukraine news
Please, enter correct email address
11:09 AM

EU Council announces 14th round of sanctions against Russia.

The new package adds 116 individuals and entities to the sanctions list, and adds a number of additional measures, including the prohibition for any EU facilities to be involved in the transshipment of Russian liquified natural gas (LNG) to any third-party countries.
MORE NEWS

Editors' Picks

Enter your email to subscribe
Please, enter correct email address
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required
* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Subscribe
* indicates required

Subscribe

* indicates required
Successfuly subscribed
Thank you for signing up for this newsletter. We’ve sent you a confirmation email.