Three civilians die in landmine explosion, one killed in airstrike in Sumy Oblast

16 June, 02:20 PM
The car hit a TM-62 mine (Photo:ukrmilitary/Twitter)

The car hit a TM-62 mine (Photo:ukrmilitary/Twitter)

Three people died after the car they were in set off a Russian landmine, while another one died in a helicopter attack, Sumy regional military administration head Dmytro Zhyvytskyi said on June 15.

“On a dirt road, a car exploded after running over a mine of the Russian enemies (probably a TM-62 landmine),” said Zhyvytskyi. 

“Three people died on the spot, one was injured. He is currently in the hospital.”

Russian attack helicopters also fired five rockets in the vicinity of Hlukhiv in the evening – one person died, said Zhyvytskyi.

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“After 8 p.m., two enemy helicopters came from Russian territory and fired five missiles on the outskirts of Hlukhiv. They hit a residential building – one person was killed, (and) six were injured. Infrastructure facilities were also damaged."

On the morning of June 15, invading Russian forces fired mortars at the territory of Sumy region. 

At 7.30 a.m., the Russian army opened fire on the Shalygin municipality; eight incoming shells were recorded.

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