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War in Ukraine | Nine civilians killed in Russian attacks in Ukraine

(Kiev) At least nine civilians were killed on Tuesday in Russian attacks in Ukraine, six in Kupiansk, two in Kherson and one in Lviv, according to a new toll provided by Ukrainian authorities.

Posted at 7:15 a.m. Updated at 7:49 p.m.

At least six people died in the city of Kupiansk, located in the Kharkiv region (northeast), about ten kilometers from the front line, Governor Oleg Synegoubov announced early in the afternoon.

“The death toll increased to six people,” four men and two women, Synegoubov said on Telegram. Hours earlier, he reported three deaths in this attack using a “guided aerial bomb.”

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Rescuers are “continuing” the search at the site, the governor added, suggesting that the number of victims could still increase.

War In Ukraine | Nine Civilians Killed In Russian Attacks In Ukraine

In Kherson, a Russian bombing hit a trolleybus in the morning, killing a police officer who was nearby and wounding two passengers, announced Roman Mrochko, head of the military administration of this large southern city liberated in November by the Ukrainians. . army.

One of the injured, 57 years old, died from his injuries, the official added a few hours later.

In western Ukraine, the governor of the Lviv region, a city nearly 1,000 kilometers from the front line, reported Tuesday morning that one person had been killed in an overnight Russian drone strike.

At 9:30 p.m. (ET), an AFP journalist heard the arrival of these unmanned devices and then explosions.

Humanitarian aid warehouse affected

If “seven drones were shot down” in the region, warehouses in the city of Lviv were hit three times, Governor Maksym Kozytsky said on Telegram.

A fire broke out on an area of ​​more than 9,000 m2he assured.

The body of a 32-year-old man was found under the rubble, the governor continued. Another man, 26, was hospitalized and a third, 68, received medical treatment at the scene, he said.

The strike “completely burned down” the warehouse of the NGO Caritas-Spes containing 300 tons of relief supplies, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) deplored in a statement.

The coordinator of UN humanitarian operations in Ukraine, Denise Brown, condemned “in the strongest terms” the “attacks on humanitarian resources” that “have intensified throughout the year.”

Ukrainian drones shot down in Belgorod and Oryol regions

Russia, for its part, claimed on Wednesday to have destroyed four Ukrainian drones overnight over the regions of Belgorod, bordering Ukraine, and Orel, also to the west.

In three separate press releases published overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported three attacks involving four drones.

The first two were shot down by air defenses over the Belgorod and Orel regions around 9:00 pm local (2:00 pm Tuesday Eastern Time), a third again over the Orel region around 10: 30 pm local time (3:00 p.m. Eastern time), then a quarter when About 11:45 p.m. local time (4:45 p.m. Eastern time), it flew over the Belgorod region, according to the ministry.

The ministry has not provided information on possible damage or casualties at this time.

Ukrainian attacks of this type against Russian territory, whether its capital Moscow, the border areas of Ukraine or the annexed Crimean peninsula, have increased in recent months in the context of an offensive against Kiev that began in early June.

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