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Russian forces attack Kherson, Kharkiv oblasts, killing 1

by Alexander Khrebet August 20, 2023 5:08 PM 1 min read
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Russian forces have shelled Kherson Oblast, injuring one civilian, and attacked Kharkiv Oblast, killing one man, the authorities reported on Aug. 20.

The Kherson Oblast Military Administration reported that Russian artillery hit the village of Zolota Balka five times, injuring a 69-year-old man.

Zolota Balka sits on the western bank of the Dnipro River. The area is subjected to daily Russian shelling and air attacks from across the river, where Russian troops have been stationed since they were pushed back from the western bank during a Ukrainian counteroffensive in November last year.

The State Emergency Service also reported that Russian forces hit a non-functional hospital and a residential area in the town of Vovchanks, Kharkiv Oblast, killing a man born in 1952.

The fire caused by the attack was extinguished, according to the report.

Russian forces also damaged a house when attacking downtown Kupiansk, which was liberated by the Ukrainian troops during the counteroffensive last September.

No casualties were reported in the Kupiansk attack.

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Editor’s note: Some soldiers, local police officers and residents of Kupiansk district, Kharkiv Oblast, are not identified by name due to security concerns. All of the reporting and interviewing for this story was completed before the order was announced on Aug. 10 to evacuate 12,000 district reside…
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