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Russian troops shell power lines and water tower in Chernihiv region

Russian troops shell power lines and water tower in Chernihiv region Occupants attack civilian infrastructure in Chernihiv region (Getty Images)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

The Russian troops shelled infrastructure in the Chernihiv region. The enemy attacks left many settlements without electricity, according to the Police of the Chernihiv region.

The Russians targeted the equipment of regional power grids and a water tower in one of the border villages of the Snovska community.

9 settlements were left without electricity as a result of the Russian attack. Fortunately, people were not injured.

Law enforcement officers opened a criminal case under Article 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (violation of the laws and customs of war).

The police are urging people to evacuate to safer communities in the Chernihiv region.

Photo: Russin occupants attacked infrastructure in the Chernihiv region (

Situation in the Chernihiv region

The Russian troops occupied the northern part of the Chernihiv region in February-March 2022. The Ukrainian defenders liberated the region in April last year. After the de-occupation, it turned out that the Russians had mistreated the local population, with evidence of torture, murder, and the use of forceful detention of Ukrainians.

Currently, the Russian invaders are frequently shelling the border areas of Chernihiv region.

The largest attack on Chernihiv occurred on August 19. The Russian occupiers fired ballistic missiles at the city center. The attack damaged a drama theater, a square, court buildings, the Chernihiv Regional Military Administration, shops, and other public facilities. Seven people were killed in the Russian strike and about 150 people were injured.