Local authorities of Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts reported that Russian troops once again attacked the border communities of respective oblasts from the Russian territory on 16 July using air-based missiles, artillery, MLRS, mortars, and small arms. For reconnaissance, the Russian troops used a reconnaissance aircraft and a UAV.
Ukrainian troops liberated Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts in early March, however Russia didn’t stop its aggression in these regions: the Russian troops carry out fire attacks on the regions’ border communities almost every day.
Russia again shelled Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts across the border on 16 July – oblast authorities
— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) July 17, 2022
On 16 July, Russia attacked eight communities in Sumy Oblast, and one more in Chernihiv Oblast.