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At least 28 folks die after shelling hit bakery in Russian-occupied Ukraine


Emergency responders retrieve a physique from the rubble of a devastated constructing following a Ukrainian assault in a location given as Lysychansk, within the occupied japanese Ukrainian area of Luhansk, on this display screen seize obtained from a video launched February 3, 2024.
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Moscow-installed officers say Ukrainian shelling killed not less than 28 folks at a bakery within the Russian-occupied metropolis of Lysychansk.

At least one baby was among the many lifeless on February 3, native chief Leonid Pasechnik wrote in an announcement on Telegram. An extra 10 folks had been rescued from beneath the rubble by emergency companies, he stated.

Ukrainian officers in Kyiv didn’t touch upon the incident.

Both Moscow and Kyiv have more and more relied on longer-range assaults this winter amid largely unchanged positions on the 1,500-kilometer (930-mile) entrance line within the almost 2-year-old warfare.

However, Ukrainian forces have come beneath intense Russian assault over the previous 24 hours, with steady assaults alongside the entrance line, Ukraine’s General Staff stated in an announcement Sunday.

Fighting has been significantly fierce within the japanese metropolis of Avdiivka, the place Moscow is trying to encircle Kyiv’s troops, whereas Ukrainian forces have additionally been on the defensive in Kupiansk, Lyman, Bakhmut and Zaporizhzhia, officers stated.

The army administration for Ukraine’s northern Sumy area stated Sunday that Russian forces had shelled the area in 16 separate assaults the day before today, firing on the border communities of Yunakivka, Bilopillia, Krasnopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, and Esman. Gen. Serhii Naiev, commander of the Ukrainian Joint Forces, additionally stated that Kyiv’s troops had pushed again Russian sabotage and reconnaissance items trying to cross the border within the Sumy area.

With Ukraine’s troopers concentrated within the japanese areas of Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kharkiv, the reported incursion means that Moscow may very well be probing vulnerabilities on a brand new entrance to additional stretch Ukrainian assets.

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