Russia shells seven districts in Sumy Oblast in past day, says governor

7 December 2022, 01:09 PM
Consequences of shelling in the Sumy Oblast (Photo:Дмитро Живицький/Telegram)

Consequences of shelling in the Sumy Oblast (Photo:Дмитро Живицький/Telegram)

Invading Russian forces shelled seven territorial communities in Sumy Oblast in north-central Ukraine over the past day, regional governor Dmytro Zhyvytskyi said in a Telegram messenger post on Dec. 6.

In total, the invaders launched 226 shells at the territory of the region, using Grad multiple launch rocket systems, artillery and mortars.

According to Zhyvytskyi, the Esman, Myropillia, Shalyhyne, Khotin, Yunakivka, Bilopillia, and Krasnopillia territorial communities were hit.

A local resident was injured as a result of the shelling in the Esman community. In addition, residential buildings were damaged.

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At the same time, a kindergarten and a hospital came under fire in the Khotin community.

Russian invasion forces retreated from Sumy Oblast in April, after failing to capture Kyiv early in the Kremlin’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. However, Russia has continued to attack the oblast, firing artillery and rockets from Russia across the border into Ukraine.

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