Russian Shells Hit Border Village, Killing Three, Including 7-Year-Old Girl

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village of Seredyna-Buda

Russian shelling of a border village in the northeastern Sumy region of Ukraine on November 28 killed three people, including a 7-year-old girl who was in a car with her stepfather when the attack occurred, Ukrainian officials said.

Russian shells destroyed at least five private houses in the village of Seredyna-Buda at around 12:30 p.m. local time, authorities in the Sumy region reported.

Photos published by the local prosecutor’s office showed rubble strewn around an area of collapsed houses.

“Two dead women and two wounded men were recovered from the rubble. A man and his 7-year-old stepdaughter were also injured in their car. The girl later died in the hospital,” the Prosecutor-General’s Office said on social media.

A separate attack in the southern town of Nikopol hit a five-story building, said Serhiy Lysak, governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region.

“A 63-year-old man was killed. Two women, aged 65 and 63, were injured. There may be people under the rubble,” Lysak said on Telegram. Two men were wounded.

It was not possible to independently verify the claims.

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The prosecutor’s office in the Sumy region said an investigation has been launched into the attack there to determine whether it violated the laws and customs of war.

Russia has denied deliberately targeting civilians although more than 10,000 have been killed since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion in February 2022, according to the United Nations.

Earlier on November 28, Russian troops launched a missile strike on the city of Kryviy Rih in the Dnipropetrovsk region, said Yevhen Sytnychenko, head of the city’s military administration, on Telegram.

Authorities are looking into the consequences of the overnight strike, said Sytnychenko, adding that the region’s infrastructure appears to be “working normally.”

Late on November 28, a spokeswoman for the Ukrainian military’s 14th separate mechanized brigade said the number of attacks by Russian troops in the Kupyansk area of the Kharkiv region in eastern Ukraine has decreased in the last two days due to significant losses.

The enemy has suffered very significant losses both in equipment and in personnel during the last days, said Nadia Zamryha.

Ukrainian forces repulse attacks the area around Kupyansk, and the Russian army loses 10 servicemen every day on this part of the front, according to Zamryha.

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