Russian troops shell crops, poultry complex and landfills in Kharkiv Oblast in past day

9 July, 02:25 PM
Consequences of Russian shelling in Kharkiv, June 5, 2022 (Photo:REUTERS/Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy)

Consequences of Russian shelling in Kharkiv, June 5, 2022 (Photo:REUTERS/Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy)

Russian invading forces shelled crop fields, a poultry complex, landfills, and open areas in Kharkiv Oblast on July 8, Kharkiv regional Governor Oleg Synegubov said in a Telegram messenger post.

He said that the city of Kharkiv itself had not been attacked.

Synegubov noted that the Solonytsivka territorial community in the oblast’s Kharkivsky District had come under fire overnight on July 9. Also, an open area in the Nova Vodolaha territorial community was hit at 10.05 p.m.

In the Izyum area, a 5-hectare landfill and a poultry complex were on fire due to shelling.

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According to the governor, fields of barley and wheat with a total area of over 25 hectares were on fire in Chuhuiv, Sakhnovshchyna and Slobozhanske territorial communities.

In addition, the shelling of the Zolochiv territorial community caused fires in warehouses.

Synegubov said that a 64-year-old woman had been hospitalized with shrapnel wounds due to shelling in the Tsyrkuny territorial community.

He added that active hostilities continue in the Kharkiv area. The enemy has taken up defensive positions. The Izyum area remains a hot spot.

At the same time, the official said the Ukrainian defenders had twice repulsed enemy assaults near Dementiyivka and pushed the invaders back.

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