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Russian attacks on Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia oblasts kill 1, injure 6

by The Kyiv Independent news desk July 1, 2023 7:39 PM 1 min read
The aftermath of a Russian rocket attack on Kharkiv Oblast on July 1, 2023. (Photo: General Prosecutor's Office / Telegram)
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One person was killed and six were injured when Russian forces shelled Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv oblasts on July 1, local officials reported.

Zaporizhzhia Oblast Governor Yurii Malashko wrote that a 51-year-old man was killed when Russian forces shelled the village of Mala Tokmachka.

A 40-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man in the village of Preobrazhenka are currently receiving medical care after they were injured by Russian shelling, Malashko added.

Kharkiv Oblast Governor Oleh Syniehubov wrote that four people were also injured after Russian forces launched Tornado rockets at Balakliia on July 1.

According to Syniehubov, a 67-year-old woman was hospitalized for her injuries. Additionally, a 14-year-old boy, a 49-year-old man, and a 77-year-old man were also injured.

Only civilian infrastructure was targeted, Syniehubov added.

Kharkiv residents under fire: ‘I hear some shelling every hour’
Even after a Russian missile blew up Kharkiv’s city hall and the central square on March 1, Oleksandr Zuiev didn’t want to leave his hometown. Zuiev, 46, didn’t believe Russian forces would target civilians and never expected his own apartment to come under fire. “I was wrong,
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