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Russian attacks hit 9 regions, kill 4 civilians over past day

by The Kyiv Independent news desk April 13, 2023 10:51 AM 2 min read
An apartment building damaged by one of the Russian attacks on Ukraine's eastern Donetsk Oblast on April 12-13, 2023. (Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko/Telegram)
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In the last 24 hours, Russian attacks were reported in nine Ukrainian oblasts – Sumy, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Luhansk, and Donetsk.

According to local authorities, four civilians were killed, and at least five were injured.

Russia struck a total of 135 settlements using mortars, tanks, artillery, multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), small arms, S-300 missiles, drones, and tactical aviation, Ukraine's Defense Ministry media center said on April 13.

Fifty infrastructure facilities have been hit, according to the report.

Russian attacks killed one civilian and wounded two more in eastern Donetsk Oblast, reported Governor Pavlo Kyrylenko. Russia hit more than seven settlements in the region, damaging over 30 houses, five apartment buildings, and a school, said Kyrylenko.

In Kharkiv Oblast bordering Russia, settlements in four districts were hit, according to  Oleh Syniehubov, the oblast governor. Two men aged 71 and 75 were killed, and one 63-year-old woman was wounded, he said.

Russian shelling damaged two houses, an educational facility, and a tractor in several regional villages, added Syniehubov.

Russian forces struck Kherson Oblast 46 times, firing 186 rounds of ammunition, the regional administration said. The attacks reportedly killed one person in the region and injured two more. A plant was hit in the regional capital Kherson, according to the administration.

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Russia attacks 10 communities in Sumy Oblast.

The attacks caused 174 recorded explosions in the area. The village of Znob-Novhorodske endured the heaviest assault, with 59 explosions caused by Russian artillery, mortars, and Grad MLRS.
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