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Russia shells 9 communities in Sumy Oblast, killing 1

by Rachel Amran February 17, 2024 4:50 AM 1 min read
Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces are seen in an undisclosed location in Sumy Oblast. Photo for illustrative purposes. (Serhii Naiev/Telegram)
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Russian forces shelled Sumy Oblast 47 times throughout the day, killing one person, the Sumy Oblast Military Administration reported on Feb. 16.

The communities of Yunakivka, Khotin, Bilopillia, Krasnopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Esman, Seredyna-Buda, Novoslobidske, and Shalyhyne were targeted. More than 237 explosions were recorded.

A man was reportedly killed as a result of the shelling in Bilopillia, which experienced the bulk of the attacks on Friday. 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, with residents in the region's vulnerable border settlements experiencing multiple attacks per day.

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