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Russian forces shelled Sumy Oblast 236 times in 38 separate attacks throughout the day, injuring one civilian, the Sumy Oblast Military Administration reported on Feb. 20.

The communities of Yunakivka, Mykolaiv, Bilopillia, Krasnopillia, Velyka Pysarivka, Esman, and Seredyna-Buda were targeted.

Throughout the day, Russia assailed the border communities with mortar, artillery, drone, and grenade launcher attacks. At least 42 mines were also dropped onto the Seredyna-Buda community and three guided aerial bombs targeted the town of Yunakivka and surrounding areas.

The town of Bilopillia, with a pre-war population of about 15,600 residents, experienced the bulk of the attacks with roughly 118 explosions reported.

The Russian forces attacked the town and its surrounding villages with artillery, mortar, rocket launcher, and FPV-drone, injuring one person. The community is located just eight kilometers south and 25 kilometers west of the Ukraine-Russia border.

No damages were reported in Bilopillia or other communities, according to the military administration.

Shelling is a daily occurrence for the communities near Ukraine's northeastern border with Russia, with residents in the region's vulnerable border settlements experience multiple attacks per day.

Earlier in the day, Russian forces struck the city of Kramatorsk, Donetsk Oblast, injuring three civilians. Regional Governor Vadym Filashkin said two explosions were heard in Kramatorsk at around 8:00 p.m. local time. An industrial area and a residential building were reportedly damaged.

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Russia attacks 12 border communities in Sumy Oblast.

Russian forces attacked 12 communities along the Sumy Oblast border on April 12, causing over 100 explosions. Bilopillia suffered the heaviest assault, with mortar attacks causing 20 explosions throughout the day.
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