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Russian airstrikes on Sumy and Zaporizhzhia regions leave civilians dead and injured

Russian glide bombs hit the center of a Ukrainian northern town and other infrastructure objects, killing at least four people.
Sumy Oblast
Consequences of the Russian air attack on Bilopillia in Ukraine’s Sumy Oblast on 8 April 2024. Photo by the regional Prosecutor’s Office.
Russian airstrikes on Sumy and Zaporizhzhia regions leave civilians dead and injured

On 8 April 2024, the Russian Air Force launched a series of airstrikes targeting civilian infrastructure in the Sumy and Zaporizhzhia regions of Ukraine, resulting in civilian casualties and property damage.

According to the Sumy Oblast Prosecutor’s Office, at approximately 3:15 PM, Russian forces conducted an airstrike on a civilian infrastructure object in the city of Sumy, injuring three civilians. Just 15 minutes later, at 3:30 PM, the enemy launched three aerial bomb attacks on the central part of Bilopillia in the Sumy district. The attack claimed the life of one woman and injured two others while also damaging civilian infrastructure and vehicles.

Meanwhile, in Zaporizhzhia, the Prosecutor General’s Office has initiated a pre-trial investigation into the violation of the laws and customs of war, combined with intentional murder. At around 12:30 PM on 8 April 2024, Russian armed forces launched a missile strike on a local enterprise. The attack killed three civilians and injured several others. The exact number of casualties is being clarified.

Consequences of the Russian airstrike on an enterprise in Zaporizhzhia on 8 April 2024. Photo by the Prosecutor’s General Office

Prosecutors, in cooperation with other law enforcement agencies, are documenting the consequences of the airstrikes.

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