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Russia shells 9 communities in Sumy Oblast

by Olena Goncharova September 7, 2023 2:34 AM 1 min read
Shrapnel holes dot the wall of a cultural centre damaged by Russian shelling in the Chernechynska community in Sumy Oblast, northeastern Ukraine. (Photo credit should read Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
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Russian forces launched 36 attacks at communities along the Sumy Oblast border on Sept. 6, causing a total of 218 explosions, local military administration reported on Telegram.

The Russian military shelled nine communities, inlcuding Esman, Krasnopillia, Yunakivka, Khotin, Znob-Novhorodske, Velyka Pysarivka, Putyvl, Nova Sloboda and Svesy.

Multiple weapons were deployed against the region over the course of the day, including mortars, artillery, unguided aerial rockets, and grenade launchers, according to the Ukrainian military.

In the Putyvl and Nova Sloboda communities, Russia's attack damaged private residences and power lines. There were no casualties.

Sumy Oblast is located on Ukraine's northeastern border with Russia. It has been the target of daily Russian shelling and attacks from across the border since parts of the oblast were liberated from Russian troops in early April 2022.

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