Russian invading forces shelled several towns in Sumy Oblast as well as the city of Kharkiv over the past day, state officials reported on Aug 3.
"Over the last day, Russian invading forces carried out six attacks on the border municipalities of (Sumy Oblast),” said the head of the Sumy regional military administration, Dmytro Zhyvytskyi.
“A total of 62 incoming shells were recorded."
Mortar and artillery shelling hit various settlements of the Esmanska municipality after 4 p.m. Zhyvytskyi said that shelling continued until after 6 p.m.
After that, mortar attacks were recorded in the Khotynskyi municipality after 8 p.m. The enemy fired 10 times using grenade launchers at around 8 p.m. in the Seredino-Budskyi municipality.
“Fortunately, in all cases there were no casualties or destruction,” said Zhyvytskyi.
The mayor of Kharkiv, Ihor Terekhov, also reported Russian shelling.
“Kharkiv heard two explosions, at 3.55 a.m. and at 3.56 a.m.,” Terekhov wrote on Telegram. “In one case, the Holodnohirskyi district of the city was hit. So far, no casualties and no fires have been recorded. The State Emergency Service is updating its information regarding the second hit."
One of the explosions in the city was recorded by a surveillance camera.
Russian invasion forces shelled a public transport stop in Kharkiv on Aug. 1. One person was killed.
Sumy military administration head Zhyvytskyi reported that Russian invading forces shelled three municipalities in Sumy Oblast on Aug. 2.