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Ukraine: Ten killed in Russian and Ukrainian attacks

Ukraine: Ten killed in Russian and Ukrainian attacks

Ten people were killed and more than twenty wounded in Ukraine, Russia and its occupied territories on Thursday, officials said, in strikes carried out by two camps, mainly using drones.

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In Russian-occupied territories, two people were killed in a Ukrainian drone strike in the Zaporizhia region and two more in a Ukrainian artillery attack in southern Ukraine's Kherson region, Russian occupation officials said.

“Enemy drones hit the village of Novokarlivka,” Yevgeny Politsky, head of the Russian-occupied Zaporizhia region, said in a telegram.

“A civilian was hit by a car, a man and a woman died,” he added, adding that the couple had left “four children (…) orphans”.

In the same area, another Ukrainian strike damaged an apartment building in Tokmak, an important logistics center for the Russian military, and injured three people, Mr. Politsky said in another message.

In the neighboring Kherson region, shelling by the Ukrainian army killed two people and “damaged” a gas pipeline there, Vladimir Zalto, head of the local occupation administration, said in a Telegram.

In Russia, a Ukrainian drone wounded four civilians, including a 14-year-old boy, who were traveling on a bus in the village of Kurkovychi in the Bryansk region, according to its governor, Alexandre Bogomas.

On the Ukrainian side, three people were killed and four wounded in a Russian missile strike in the village of Udatchne, and three in Kurakivka, Novoleksandrivka and Otseretino, regional prosecutor's office and governor Vadim Filachkin said.

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All of these locations are located in the Donetsk region, where most of the fighting is concentrated.

Ten people were wounded in a Russian attack on a train station in the Kharkiv region of northeastern Ukraine, governor Oleg Sinekobov said.