Russia shells 16 settlements in Zaporizhzhya Oblast in 24 hours, causing destruction

7 January, 12:12 PM
Zaporizhzhya Oblast (Photo:zp.vgorode.ua)

Zaporizhzhya Oblast (Photo:zp.vgorode.ua)

The Russian invaders shelled 16 settlements in Zaporizhzhya Oblast, destroying several houses during the day, Zaporizhzhya Oblast Military Administration reported on Telegram on Jan. 6.

Civilian infrastructure in the settlements of Hulyaipole, Plavni, Kamianske, Stepove, Pavlivka, Dorozhnyanka, Shcherbaky, Poltavka, Novoandriyivka, Olhivske, Malynivka, Luhivske, Tsvitkovo, Zaliznychne, Mali Shcherbaky and Stepnohirsk came under enemy fire, the oblast administration said.

There were 13 reports about the destruction of houses, apartments and infrastructure facilities, the administration added.

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Russian dictator Vladimir Putin instructed Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to “introduce a ceasefire” along the front lines in Ukraine from 12:00 on Jan. 6 until 24:00 on Jan. 7. (Moscow time — an hour earlier in Ukraine).

A few minutes after the alleged start of the “truce” it became known about the Russian shelling of Kherson, as a result of which a firefighter died. The invaders also struck, in particular, Kramatorsk, Kurakhovo, Bakhmut and Krasnaya Gora in Donetsk Oblast and one of the settlements in Luhansk Oblast.

There was also an air raid alert across the whole of the country at 12.45 p.m., an hour and 45 minutes after Russia’s ceasefire was supposed to have come into effect. It was triggered by the launch of a Russian MiG-31K warplane in Belarus.

The warplane is of a type that can launch Russian Kinzhal hypersonic, nuclear-tipped cruise missiles.

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