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Group 20
Group 25 (1)
Group 20

Sumy

Sumy

ne of the first to feel the attack of the Russian army on February 24 was The Sumy region. The occupiers fired at the border settlements and then went with tanks and armored personnel carriers along the entire length of the border – which is 560 kilometers.

The defense of Okhtyrka began on February 24 after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The capture of Okhtyrka was extremely important for the Russian command because of its strategic location. In the case of the capture of Okhtyrka, a direct route to Poltava and Myrhorod, through Gadyach to Kyiv, and south to Kharkiv was opened for the Russian occupation forces.

For 30 days, the Russian occupying forces shelled the residential quarters of Okhtyrka with heavy artillery and dropped bombs. Hundreds of residential buildings were damaged and destroyed, and critical infrastructure facilities were destroyed.

During the battles for Okhtyrka, the Russian occupiers completely destroyed an architectural monument of the 19th century, the ancient building of the Okhtyr railway station, which was opened back in 1895. The buildings of the Okhtyrka City Museum of Local Lore and the District House of Culture (Narodnyi Dim) — architectural monuments of the beginning of the 20th century — were also significantly damaged.

ne of the first to feel the attack of the Russian army on February 24 was The Sumy region. The occupiers fired at the border settlements and then went with tanks and armored personnel carriers along the entire length of the border – which is 560 kilometers.

The defense of Okhtyrka began on February 24 after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The capture of Okhtyrka was extremely important for the Russian command because of its strategic location. In the case of the capture of Okhtyrka, a direct route to Poltava and Myrhorod, through Gadyach to Kyiv, and south to Kharkiv was opened for the Russian occupation forces.

For 30 days, the Russian occupying forces shelled the residential quarters of Okhtyrka with heavy artillery and dropped bombs. Hundreds of residential buildings were damaged and destroyed, and critical infrastructure facilities were destroyed.

During the battles for Okhtyrka, the Russian occupiers completely destroyed an architectural monument of the 19th century, the ancient building of the Okhtyr railway station, which was opened back in 1895. The buildings of the Okhtyrka City Museum of Local Lore and the District House of Culture (Narodnyi Dim) — architectural monuments of the beginning of the 20th century — were also significantly damaged.