Russian Attacks on Ukraine: 9 Killed, 12 Injured in a Single Day

Written by Camilla Jessen

Feb.29 - 2024 11:08 AM CET

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Photo: Sviatoslav_Shevchenko /
Russian attacks across Ukraine have resulted in nine fatalities and 12 injuries in a single day, regional authorities reported early on Feb. 29.

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On February 29, Russian forces launched a series of attacks across Ukraine, resulting in the deaths of nine individuals and injuries to 12 others, as reported by regional authorities. The civilian casualties spanned several oblasts including Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Kharkiv, and Kherson.

Tragic Strikes in Kharkiv Oblast

In Kharkiv Oblast, a devastating strike with guided aerial bombs targeted a railway station in Velykyi Burluk, claiming the lives of a 48-year-old man and a six-year-old girl, and injuring the child's mother.

Governor Oleh Syniehubov disclosed that the airstrike occurred at approximately 5 p.m. local time.

Casualties and Destruction in Kupiansk

An earlier airstrike in the city of Kupiansk resulted in two fatalities and five injuries, hitting a church and a café. Among the deceased were a 58-year-old pastor and a 39-year-old man.

The Ukrainian military has indicated that Russia is amassing forces near Kupiansk, underlining its strategic significance.

Dnipropetrovsk and Donetsk Oblasts Under Fire

Dnipropetrovsk Governor Serhii Lysak reported 12 attacks on Nikopol and its vicinity, leading to the death of a 61-year-old woman from an artillery strike and extensive damage to homes, commercial buildings, and infrastructure.

In Donetsk Oblast, two civilians were killed, and four were injured in Siversk and Pereizne, within the Bakhmut district.

Attacks in Kherson Oblast

Kherson Oblast also suffered from Russian aggression, with one person killed and two injured.

Governor Oleksandr Prokudin noted that the attacks damaged critical infrastructure, an administrative building, and a printing house in Kherson city, as well as 40 houses and 12 high-rise buildings in the broader region.

Other Regions Targeted

Russian forces also targeted Mykolaiv, Poltava, Sumy, and Zaporizhzhia oblasts, although no civilian casualties were reported from these areas.

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