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Russian occupiers launch air strikes on border town in northern Ukraine
12 May, 2022
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Building destroyed as a result of an air strike on Novhorod-Siverskyi in Chernihiv Oblast, May 12, 2022 Photo: Chernihiv Oblast Military Administration

Russian troops launched several air strikes on the town of Novhorod-Siverskyi in the Chernihiv Oblast at night. As a result, buildings were destroyed, casualties are reported, the regional authorities informed.

The air strikes took place at approximately 00:10 and 00:23, probably from a Su-30SM aircraft. They hit a boarding school and a regular school.

Зруйнована будівля внаслідок авіаудару по Новгород-Сіверському на Чернігівщині, 12 травня 2022 року
Building destroyed as a result of an air strike on Novhorod-Siverskyi in Chernihiv Oblast, May 12, 2022. Photo: Chernihiv Oblast Military Administration

A number of administrative buildings were also damaged: the Novhorod-Siverskyi district administration, the dormitory of the medical college, the store №10 and private houses near the epicenter of the explosions.


Photo: Chernihiv Oblast Military Administration

Rescuers and police are working on the scene. The State Emergency Service told UA:PBC that three people were killed and 12 others were injured in the attack.

The situation in Chernihiv Oblast

Russian troops launched an offensive in Chernihiv Oblast on the first day of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24. A number of villages were under occupation. The regional center — Chernihiv — could not be captured by the occupiers, but they persisted in shelling the city.

In early April, Russian troops withdrew from the region. Since then, the occupiers have from time to time shelled the border areas of Chernihiv Oblast, in particular the Novhorod-Siverskyi and Koryukivskyi districts. Additional restrictions were even impsoed in the border areas of the oblast due to the threat of shelling.