Russian strikes on the frontline city of Kupiansk in northeastern Ukraine left six individuals lifeless on Tuesday, regional officers stated, piling stress on a area the place Moscow’s forces have been on the offensive.
The up to date toll in Kupiansk introduced the whole killed in Ukraine that day to 9 individuals.
The assault within the northeastern area of Kharkiv close to the border with Russia got here after a swarm of assault drones destroyed warehouses and left one lifeless in a single day within the western metropolis of Lviv.
“The variety of lifeless has elevated to 6 individuals. 4 males and two ladies have been killed in Kupiansk because of an enemy assault from a guided aerial bomb,” the regional governor, Oleg Synegubov, stated on social media.
“Emergency providers proceed to work on the scene of the explosion,” he added in a press release.
Russian forces captured swathes of the Kharkiv area early within the invasion launched in February 2022, however Ukrainian troops have since pushed again.
Within the southern city of Kherson, a policeman died when a trolleybus was hit and two passengers have been wounded, stated Roman Mrochko, administration chief for the most important southern metropolis recaptured from the Russians final November.
One of many wounded, a 57-year-old man, died later from his accidents.
The governor of the Lviv area within the west, 1,000 kilometres (600 miles) from the frontlines and near Poland, had earlier introduced that one individual was killed throughout a Russian drone assault within the night time.
An AFP reporter within the space had heard the drones adopted by explosions.
Seven of the drones have been shot down however warehouses in Lviv have been hit and a hearth broke out, governor Maksym Kozytsky stated on Telegram.
The physique of a 32-year-old man was discovered within the stays of a burnt-out constructing whereas a 26-year-old was handled in hospital. A 68-year-old acquired medical care on the scene, the governor added.
A warehouse for the non-governmental organisation Caritas-Spes, which held 300 tonnes of emergency provides, was “completely burnt-out,” the United Nations Workplace for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) stated.
OCHA Ukraine coordinator Denise Brown condemned the Russian strike.
“Assaults in opposition to humanitarian assets have intensified through the yr with penalties for many who endure the horrible penalties of the conflict,” she stated.
The Ukrainian military stated 27 Iranian-made Shahed drones had been shot down out of 30 launched by Russia through the night time.
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