Sumy military administration denies threat of Ukrainian border breach by Russian troops

18 November 2022, 01:42 PM
Ukrainian military (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Ukrainian military (Photo:REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

There is no threat of Russian troops breaking through the border of Ukraine from Sumy Oblast in the next two weeks, Dmytro Zhyvytskyy, head of the Sumy Oblast military administration, said on Nov. 18.

“We have information about the situation on the other side of the border, and today we can confirm that there are no strike groups that could try to break through the national border in Sumy Oblast,” the official said on National TV.

According to him, there are no signs of formation of any strike groups in the next week or two.

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Russian forces are constantly shelling the border of Sumy Oblast. In particular, in one day, on Nov. 13, the Russian military fired 264 mortar shells, missiles and artillery rounds into the oblast.

The General Staff stated that over the past day, the Russian invaders had carried out five air strikes and 27 missile strikes, carried out more than 50 rocket attacks across Ukraine.

Civil infrastructure objects in Balakliya and Izyum settlements of Kharkiv Oblast were damaged by missiles attacks in the last day, and the Russians also attacked Vilniansk in Zaporizhzhya Oblast, Dnipro and Nikopol in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ochakiv in Mykolaiv Oblast, and the city of Odesa.

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