March 3, 2023, 15:10

Sumy oblast sees record number of enemy attacks; local authorities link this to events in russia’s bryansk

“Yesterday, the number of shelling attacks reached record high, by recent standards: we recorded 27 attacks of the border areas with Sumy oblast, that’s more than 170 shells in total. The russians fired with tanks, artillery, multiple rocket launchers and mortars from behind the border, from the russian federation,” — Taras Savchenko, Acting Head of Sumy Oblast Military Administration, said.

“We see several reasons for the increase in these shelling attacks. In general, they already intensified about a month ago when the enemy became active in the East. The goal is to keep certain groups of defense forces here on the border with Sumy oblast. We also link yesterday’s shelling to yesterday’s events in bryansk region,” — Savchenko said.

At the same time, he assured that the situation in the region is currently under control and the morale of the military and civilians is high. No enemy strike groups were detected on the other side of the border.

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