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Russians shelled Kupiansk with artillery, casualties reported

Russians shelled Kupiansk with artillery, casualties reported Illustrative photo (Getty Images)

Russian invaders attacked the city of Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, with artillery. The shelling killed two people and injured another, reports Oleh Synegubov, Head of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration

"Two women aged 57 and 71 died as a result of hostile shelling of Kupiansk. A 30-year-old man was wounded," he said.

According to him, the occupants attacked with artillery around 15:30.

The shelling damaged a private house, a garage, a fence, and a summer kitchen.

Law enforcement officers are working at the scene of the crime against civilians.

Situation near Kupiansk

Kupiansk and part of the border areas of Kharkiv region were seized by Russians in the first weeks of the full-scale invasion. These territories were liberated during the Ukrainian Armed Forces counteroffensive in the fall of 2022.

Currently, the invaders are still trying to recapture Kupiansk to create a "buffer zone" around the Luhansk region. Ukrainian troops are preventing the enemy from advancing.

As reported by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Russian occupiers are looking for a "weakness in the defense" of Ukrainian troops near Kupiansk.