How, March 1 (DPA/EP) –
Today, Monday, the Ukrainian authorities reported dozens of deaths in the wake of the attacks launched by the Russian army on the Ukrainian cities of Sumy and Kharkov, as part of the Russian invasion that began on February 24.
The Ukrainian and Russian armed forces suffered casualties in the Moscow attack on the city of Sumy, northeastern Ukraine. Ukrainian website Anticor reported a possible 70 deaths on the Ukrainian side and a “significant number” of deaths on the Russian side.
Russian artillery in the attack hit a military unit, and bodies are being recovered from under the rubble, says Antikor.
The Ukrainian news agency UNIAN reported that the Ukrainian army destroyed about 100 Russian military vehicles in the city of Sumy.
Meanwhile, authorities in Kharkov announced on Monday that at least nine people were killed in a Russian military attack on the country’s second most populous city.
“Nine people were killed, 37 wounded and 87 residential buildings damaged by the Russian bombing,” Kharkov Mayor Igor Terekov said in a video post on Facebook.
On Sunday, the governor of the Kharkov region, Oleh Senegubov, said that Ukrainian forces are in full control of the city after news of heavy fighting broke out in the region.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a military attack on Ukraine in a televised address on February 24, days after recognizing the independence of the unilaterally declared republics of Donetsk and Luhansk.
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