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Russia shells Ukraine's Kharkiv, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia, and Kherson regions, authorities report fatalities

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Russia continued shelling Ukrainian territories on the night of December 8. In his Telegram channel, head of the regional military administration (OVA) Oleg Sinegubov reported a missile strike in the Kharkiv region.

According to him, the strike hit Kupyansk at 4:30 am, an S-300 missile hit an administrative building. A wall was destroyed, cars were damaged, windows were broken. The village of Pechenegi in the Chuguev district was also shelled; as a result, fires broke out in the fields. Ukraine's air defense systems were triggered.

In addition, Nikolaev came under fire at night, said Kirill Timoshenko, deputy head of the Office of the President of Ukraine. A transport base was hit. Over the past day, as a result of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation 9 people were killed and 15 wounded in the Donetsk region, one person was wounded in the Zaporizhzhia region, two people were killed and one wounded in the Kherson region, Timoshenko said. According to him, Russia continues shelling the city of Kupyansk and the Kharkiv region settlements near the line of contact.

The day before, Russia attacked Ukraine with Iranian drones Shahed-136, the last time such strikes were reported about three weeks ago. OSINT journalists had been pointing out that reports of Iranian drones disguised as Russian Gerans had become less frequent, suggesting a drop in supplies, but the AFU shot down 14 drones in the last 24 hours. On the same day, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the “special operation” could become a “long process,” while NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg accused Russia of prolonging the conflict.

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