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Russian shelling kills eight civilians in three Ukraine’s oblasts

Over the last 24 hours, Russian troops have shelled dozens of settlements in Donetsk, Kharkiv and Kherson oblasts.
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Civilian killed by Russian shelling in Donetsk Oblast on 26 December 26 2023. Credit: Prosecutor’s General Office

Over the past 24 hours, the Russian troops have shelled dozens of towns and villages across the Donetsk, Kharkiv, and Kherson oblasts, resulting in eight fatalities and at least four injuries.

In the Donetsk Oblast, Russian forces targeted the Bakhmut and Pokrovsk districts, leading to the death of two civilians in the town of Toretsk and killing one man and injuring another in a nearby village, the Prosecutor’s General Office reported.

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Civilian killed by Russian shelling in Donetsk Oblast on 26 December 2023. Credit: Prosecutor’s General Office

In Avdiivka, a Russian shell struck a private residence, killing a 61-year-old man and critically injuring his 56-year-old wife.

“After the victim received emergency medical treatment, she was hospitalized with an open skull fracture and brain contusion, along with multiple shrapnel wounds throughout her body. Currently, her condition is assessed as critical,” the report reads.

Additionally, in the village of Kostiantynivka, the attack claimed the life of a 61-year-old woman with shell fragments struck in her chest and abdomen.

In the Kharkiv Oblast, Russian troops bombarded over 15 settlements, causing damage to civilian infrastructure, particularly private homes, the Police Office of Kharkiv Oblast reported via Telegram channel.

One of these shelling in the village of Podoly in the Kupiansk district caused a fire in a private house, killing a man inside. Moreover, a 63-year-old resident was injured in the village of Pishchane due to the shelling.

A private house in the village of Podoly, Kupiansky district, Kharkiv region, under the rubble of which a civilian was killed in a Russian shelling on 26 December 2023. Credit: Ukraine’s SES

The Russian forces also continued their shelling of the Kherson Oblast, where the head of Kherson Oblast military administration, Oleksander Prokudin, reported that the Russian occupying troops launched at least 26 attacks on the village of Mykilske, resulting in the death of a civilian inside his home. Furthermore, another civilian was killed in the village of Tiahynka.

According to the Kherson City Military administration TG channel, Russian shelling of Kherson’s central district wounded a 56-year-old man.

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