Russian invasion update: Russian troops shell Okhtyrka, killing over 70 Ukrainian soldiers

Russian invasion update: Russian troops shell Okhtyrka, killing over 70 Ukrainian soldiers

Russian troops shelled Okhtyrka, Sumy region, from Grad multiple launch rocket systems, killing more than 70 Ukrainian soldiers.

Head of the Sumy Regional Military Administration Dmytro Zhyvytskyy informed on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.

"A military union in Okhtyrka sustained a heavy enemy shelling from Grad MLRS and, unfortunately, was completely destroyed. More than 70 servicepersons  have been killed. There are civilian casualties. The blockages are being dismantled now and more dead servicemen may be found under them,” the head of the Sumy RMA said .

According to him, as of the night of March 1, the situation in the north of the region is more or less stable, but the town of Konotop remains under siege.

As reported, on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine and launched a large-scale invasion. Russian troops have been shelling and destroying key infrastructure. Missiles hit residential buildings.

Martial law was imposed in Ukraine and general mobilization was announced.


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