One person was injured after Russian forces fired shells at Ukraine’s Luhansk and Dnipro regions, sparking a fire, officials said.
Meanwhile, Russian attack helicopters destroyed a convoy of Ukrainian armored vehicles and anti-aircraft warfare, Interfax news agency reported.
“KA-52 attack helicopters … destroyed weapons and military equipment of the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” the agency quoted the ministry as saying in a statement. Ukrainian military officials were not immediately available for comment. Reuters was not immediately able to verify the report.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed a new army general, Alexander Dvornikov, commander of Russia’s Southern Military District, to lead the war in Ukraine as Moscow’s army failed to capture kyiv, reports the ANI. The shelling by Russian forces of Ukraine’s key port of Mariupol on the Sea of Azov has destroyed several humanitarian corridors, making it more difficult for people to leave. It is not known how many people remained trapped in the city, which had a population of 430,000 before the war.
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After a missile strike killed at least 52 people and injured more than 100 at a train station, civilian evacuations continued in battle-torn areas of eastern Ukraine.
A school and an apartment building were shelled in the town of Sievierodonetsk in the besieged Lugansk region, the region’s governor said. “Fortunately, no casualties,” Serhiy Gaidai wrote on Telegram.
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