At least four civilians have been killed and two others wounded as a result of Ukrainian shells hitting a village in Russia’s Bryansk region, the regional governor said
Shells hit the village of Suzemka, to the east of the frontier between the two countries, Alexander Bogomaz, governor of the Bryansk region, said on Sunday, according to the TASS state-owned news agency.
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“Two more civilians have been found and removed from the rubble. Unfortunately, both of them died,” Alexander Bogomaz, the local governor, said on Telegram.
Bogomaz earlier said two people were killed when “the Ukrainian army shelled Suzemka.” Two other villagers were taken to hospital with injuries, the official said.
Two people were killed as a result of shelling of the village of Suzemka in the Bryansk region by the Ukrainian armed forces, governor Alexander Bogomaz wrote in his Telegram channel:https://t.co/lEtVY7W4yY pic.twitter.com/xRrRLJJqkQ
— TASS (@tassagency_en) April 30, 2023
Prior to the deadly attack, the governor had reported that a shell hit a residential building in Suzemka, causing partial damage and injuring one person.
Moscow-installed officials in eastern Ukraine also reported that Ukrainian shelling had killed nine people, including an eight-year-old girl in the city of Donetsk.
Ukraine almost never publicly claims responsibility for attacks inside Russia and on Russian-controlled territory in Ukraine, such as Crimea.
The reported attack on the Russian village comes just days after Russia renewed indiscriminate missile attacks on Ukrainian cities that killed 25 people, including children.
Meanwhile, a suspected drone attack caused a massive fuel storage facility fire in Russian-annexed Crimea on Saturday.
A Ukrainian military intelligence official told local media that more than 10 fuel storage tanks with a capacity of about 40,000 tonnes of oil — intended for use by Russia’s Black Sea Fleet — were destroyed.
Both sides deny targeting civilians in the war that is now in its second year.