Russians invaded Sumy region, fired 200 strikes – Ukrainska Pravda
KYIV, UKRAINE — On January 24, Russian troops shelled 8 border settlements of the Sumy Region. This was reported by the Ukrainian publication Ukrainska Pravda [Ukrainian Justice] citing the Sumy regional military administration on Facebook.
According to local sources, the Russian armed forces fired mortar fire at Novoslobodska municipality. The municipality has recorded at least 10 attacks.
The enemy shelled the Bilopol municipality 5 times. Fires from artillery (48 strikes) and mortars (34 strikes) were recorded. The explosions damaged the canteen and the residential building on the territory of the Athens Psychoneurological Boarding School.
The Russians hit the Esman community 3 times: there were 6 mortar attacks and 18 artillery attacks. The municipality of Shaliginsk was also shelled, with 20 attacks recorded. The Russian forces shelled the Myropol settlement with mortars, and 11 hits were recorded.
On the territory of the Krasnopol municipality, 3 mines exploded, and 6 artillery strikes were recorded. The Russians shelled Putivlska municipality 2 times with mortars, there were 19 hits.
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
On 21 February 2022, the Russian government claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border, and claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.
On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states, according to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian regions as a whole, and Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.
On 24 February 2022, Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country, as well as tanks entering via the Belarus border.
Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, in which Russia has its permanent representation, for military action to be defined as a “special military operation”, it must have a resolution issued by the UN. There is no such resolution, which automatically defines the military actions of the Russians as an invasion and war against the citizens of Ukraine.
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