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Russia shells 8 communities in Sumy Oblast

by Dmytro Basmat January 21, 2024 11:14 PM 1 min read
Air defense at work in Ukraine's northeastern Sumy Oblast in the evening of Jan. 17. (Sumy Oblast Military Administration/Telegram)
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Russian forces shelled Sumy Oblast 24 times, firing at eight communities along the border on Jan. 21, the Sumy Oblast Military Administration reported.

The Russian military fired on the communities of Khotin, Yunakivka, Bilopillia, Krasnopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Esman, Shalyhyne, and Svesa. Throughout the day, Russia assailed the border communities with mortar, artillery, drone, and grenade launcher attacks, while dropping mines onto two settlements. In total 96 explosions were recorded.

No casualties or damage to civilian infrastructure were reported.

The town of Bilopillia, with a pre-war population of about 16,000 residents, experienced the most intense attacks with 26 explosions recorded in the area. The community is located just eight kilometers south and 25 kilometers west of the Ukraine-Russia border.

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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