Russia fires 50 shells at Ukraine’s Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts from its own territory

2 September, 04:37 PM
The house after shelling (Photo:t.me/Zhyvytskyy)

The house after shelling (Photo:t.me/Zhyvytskyy)

Russian artillery and mortars have again attacked Ukraine’s Sumy and Chernihiv oblasts from across the border, the State Border Guard Service said in a message on its website on Sep. 2.

According to the report, the attack originated in Russian town of Poroz, and targeted seven Ukrainian settlements. The enemy lobbed at least 50 shells across the border.

There were no casualties, although a private home and two cars were destroyed in the Russian artillery barrage.

Russian has shelled Ukrainian territory on many occasions, the first times at the beginning of the war in 2014, when it fired rockets and artillery at Ukrainian forces fighting Russian proxy forces in the Donbas.

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Most cross-border attacks by Russia originate in neighboring Belgorod and Kursk Oblast, but the Russian military also fires long-range missiles from aircraft flying in Belarusian airspace, over the Black Sea, and from as far away as the Caspian Sea region.

Russia also carried out missile, rocket and artillery attacks from occupied parts of Ukraine, including Crimea.

While Ukraine has the capability to respond to Russian cross-border attacks, under agreements on weapons supplies from the United States, it is not supposed to use Western-supplied weapons to strike at Russian military positons on Russian soil.

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