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Russian shelling damages home in Sumy Oblast

by Abbey Fenbert August 16, 2023 6:16 AM 1 min read
Homes in Bilopillia, Sumy Oblast, damaged by Russian shelling in March 2023. (Photo by Andriy Kramchenkov/Suspilne Ukraine/JSC "UA:PBC"/Global Images Ukraine via Getty Images)
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The Russian military shelled nine communities in Sumy Oblast on Aug. 15, causing 172 explosions and damaging a private home, the Sumy Oblast Military Administration reported.

The attacks targeted the border communities of Velyka Pysarivka, Znob-Novhorodske, Seredyna Buda, Esman, Bilopillia, Shalyhyne, Mykolaivka, Khotin, and Novoslobidske.

In the rural community of Mykolaivka, artillery shelling damaged a private house.

Russian forces deployed artillery, mortars, mines, and grenade launchers throughout the day.

No other casualties or damages to property were reported.

For over a year, the communities in Sumy Oblast along Ukraine's northeastern border have suffered daily attacks from the Russian military. It is common for attacks to cause hundreds of explosions per day.

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