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Russian troops attack Shostka in Sumy region: Consequences revealed

Russian troops attack Shostka in Sumy region: Consequences revealed Photo: Russians attacked Shostka in Sumy region on January 23 (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

During a massive attack on Ukraine on January 23, the Russian military struck Shostka, Sumy region. The critical infrastructure of the city came under fire, according to the Sumy Regional Military Administration.

"Today, on January 23, at 7:05 a.m., the aggressor launched a missile attack on critical infrastructure facilities in the city of Shostka," the statement says.

All necessary services are working at the scene.

"Information about the victims and damage is being clarified," the administration adds.

Russian shelling of Sumy region

Russian troops are constantly shelling the Sumy region, especially the border areas bordering Russia. On January 7, the occupiers attacked the town of Krolevets in the Sumy region. The city was hit by Russian Shaheds and a rocket. The occupiers also shelled the Sumy district on January 10, causing a large-scale fire in the residential sector.

In addition, there have been numerous attempts by Russian subversive reconnaissance groups to break through the Ukrainian Armed Forces' defense in the Sumy region. For example, on October 12, a Russian subversive group tried to break through the border of Ukraine in the Sumy region and get to a critical infrastructure facility. Having been repelled, the Russians retreated with losses.

Russian attack on Ukraine on January 23

Russian troops launched a massive missile attack on Ukraine on January 23. Explosions and strikes were reported in Kharkiv, Kyiv, and Pavlgrad. In particular, in Kyiv, fires broke out in parked cars, houses, and apartments, and a part of an unexploded missile was found in one of them. So far, 18 people have been reported injured.

It is known that Russia launched a combined strike against Ukraine, using cruise, ballistic, air, and anti-aircraft-guided missiles. Ukrainian Air Defense Forces managed to destroy 21 of 41 enemy targets. In particular, the enemy launched about 20 missiles at Kyiv. Read more about the consequences of the Russian attack in RBC-Ukraine's report.