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Russia shells 8 communities in Sumy Oblast

by Olena Goncharova January 23, 2024 1:39 AM 1 min read
A Ukrainian flag flies outside a building in the city center damaged by Russian shelling, Okhtyrka, Sumy Oblast, northeastern Ukraine. (Ilustrative purposes only) (Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
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Russian forces shelled Ukraine's northeastern Sumy Oblast 40 times on Jan. 22, firing at eight communities and causing over 180 explosions, the Sumy Oblast Military Administration reported.

The Russian military targeted the communities of Khotin, Yunakivka, Bilopillia, Krasnopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Esman, Seredyna-Buda and Svesa. Throughout the day, Russia assailed the border communities with mortar, artillery, grenade launchers, drones, while also dropping mines on the village of Esman.

No casualties or serious damage to civilian infrastructure were reported.

Velyka Pysarivka district, which borders Russia, experienced the most intense attacks with 78 explosions recorded in the area.

Shelling is a daily occurence for the communities located in Sumy Oblast. Residents in the region's vulnerable border settlements experience multiple attacks per day.

Official: Russian attack against Kherson injures man
A 43-year-old man received minor injuries as a result of a Russian strike against Kherson in the afternoon of Jan. 22, as reported by Roman Mrochko, the head of the Kherson city military administration.

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