Over 200 Russian strikes on Sumy Oblast in one day says governor

7 August 2022, 01:36 PM
Consequences of shelling in Sumy Oblast (Photo:Dmytro Zhyvytskyy/Telegram)

Consequences of shelling in Sumy Oblast (Photo:Dmytro Zhyvytskyy/Telegram)

Russian forces shelled Ukraine’s northern Sumy Oblast more than 200 times across six communities on Aug. 7, the head of the Sumy Oblast Military Administration, Dmytro Zhyvytskyy, reported on Facebook.

The impacted settlements are Esman, Hlukhiv, Buryn, Shalyhyne, Bilopillia, and Mykolaivka.

Artillery shelling began in the Esman community at 10:50 a.m., with 15 strikes recorded.

Around 11:00 a.m, Russian forces attacked the settlement of Hlukhiv  with grenade launchers and small arms fire.

Between the settlements of Bilopillia and Buryn, since 11:00 a.m, the Russian army fired 38 artillery shells.

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The village of Shalyhyne was also shelled after 11:00 a.m., with 40 shells recorded. Shelling resumed at 12:33 p.m., with another 40 rounds.

In the Mykolaivka community, after 7 p.m, 7 mortar strikes were recorded, and at 7:45 p.m., — artillery fire (likely from self-propelled guns — 20 strikes).

"Fortunately, in all cases, there were no victims," Zhyvytskyy said.

“Information about the destruction is being determined.”

The previous day, the Russian military fired more than 60 rounds at Sumy Oblast.

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