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Russia strikes Zaporizhzhia Oblast 95 times, injuring civilian

by The Kyiv Independent news desk January 21, 2024 2:25 PM 1 min read
Servicepeople from the Ukrainian military's 66th separate cannon artillery battalion of the 406th separate artillery brigade pictured by an American M777 howitzer in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ukraine, on Jan. 14, 2024. (Dmytro Smolienko / Ukrinform/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
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Russian forces struck Zaporizhzhia Oblast 95 times across 16 localities in the last day, regional governor Yurii Malashko reported on Jan. 21.

Russia conducted seven multiple rocket launcher attacks on Mala Tokmachka and Robotyne, as well as 26 drone strikes on Huliaipole, Orikhiv, Zaliznychne, Luhivske, Novoandriivka, Robotyne, Levadne and Poltavka.

Sixty-two artillery shells hit Novodarivka, Novoandriivka, Mala Tokmachka, Charivne, Shcherbaky, Huliaipole, Lobkove, Kamianske, Piatykhatky and other settlements.

A 71-year-old resident was injured in Huliaipole due to artillery shelling. There were two reports of the destruction of residential buildings.

Southern Kherson Oblast suffered 76 shelling attacks on Jan. 20, according to Oleksandr Prokudin, head of the regional military administration.

The same day, Russia shelled Sumy Oblast 37 times.

In both cases, no civilian casualties were reported.

Russia continues to occupy a large portion of Zaporizhzhia Oblast, including all of its coastline. The region suffers frequent attacks.

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.
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