Russian rocket strikes hit Sumy Oblast, wounding three

2 June, 02:45 PM
The missiles hit Krasnopil, Sumy oblast (Photo:Dmytro Zhyvytskyi/Telegram)

The missiles hit Krasnopil, Sumy oblast (Photo:Dmytro Zhyvytskyi/Telegram)

Russian forces conducted several rocket strikes targeting Krasnopillya, a town in northeastern Sumy Oblast, reported Dmytro Zhyvytsky, head of Sumy Oblast Military Administration, via Telegram messenger on June 2.

Before the war, Krasnopillya had a population of 8,000 residents and played an important role as a transit hub in Ukraine’s north-east.

“Russian aircraft launched three rockets on the territory near Sumy, that’s Krasnopillya community,” Zhyvytsky wrote on Telegram.

“One house is completely destroyed as it was hit by a rocket directly. Several houses are damaged, and some households are also affected.”

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According to preliminary estimates, at least three people have been wounded. All of them are civilians who live in Krasnopillya, and have been taken to the local hospital.

Russia continues to systematically shell Sumy Oblast, using the artillery and aircraft stationed within its territory, which borders this Ukrainian region.

On May 30, Russian army used cluster munitions in Sumy Oblast, a weapon banned by most of international conventions on warfare.

On June 1, Russian invaders targeted Sumy Oblast with six rockets.

Krasnopillya has been a focus of Russian air attacks from the very first day of the full-scale war. The local administration has been active in assisting residents with evacuation.

According to Zhyvytsky, back in March, the Russian military attempted to distribute humanitarian assistance to residents of Krasnopillya, but they refused to take any food from Russian soldiers.

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