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Russian drone attack kills postal worker delivering pensions in Kharkiv Oblast

by Kateryna Hodunova June 22, 2024 12:09 AM 1 min read
A Ukrainian flag hangs on a road sign damaged by shrapnel and bullets in the village of Kamenka in Kharkiv Oblast, Ukraine, on April 24, 2023. (Eugene Hertnier/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)
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A Russian drone hit an Ukrposhta postal vehicle in the community of Vovchansk in Ukraine's Kharkiv Oblast, killing a courier and injuring a driver, Governor Oleh Syniehubov reported on June 21.

Moscow has recently intensified attacks against Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city, as well as surrounding Kharkiv Oblast, with the use of missiles, glide bombs, and drones, destroying energy infrastructure and killing civilians.

According to local authorities, the attack occurred at around 10 a.m. local time. The driver, an employee of the state-owned postal service, was delivering pensions to residents in the region at the time of the attack.

The injured individual reportedly walked to the nearby village of Buhaiivka, where he was taken to the hospital by Ukrainian military personnel in the area.

Syniehubov said access is restricted to the site of the attack due to constant shelling.

Russia launched a new offensive on May 10 in northern Kharkiv Oblast and Vovchansk became the scene of some of the heaviest fighting.

The town of Vovchansk is described by Ukrainian officials as almost destroyed, while Russia keeps attacking other neighboring settlements, inflicting civilian casualties.

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