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Russian shell kills last inhabitant of evacuated village in northern Ukraine

28 January, 2024 Sunday
19:10

A rocket launched by Russian troops hits the house of a man who was the only remaining resident of Stepok village in Sumy region

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Suspilne reports.

It is noted that according to the deceased's son, 60-year-old Oleksandr Mykolaiovych was the last resident of the village, as all other people had evacuated.

"On Wednesday, January 24, my friends went to check on and visit my father. That's when they saw that it was a direct hit. I am in shock. He didn't want to leave; there was no power supply there, they [Russian troops] were shelling every day. We bought him a generator and a battery, and he lived there. He had a mare, a dog, and chickens. The shell hit his room directly, destroying the kitchen and the barn. Now I am waiting for my mom and sister to bury my father," said Ruslan, the son of the deceased.

The death of the man has been confirmed by the Krasnopillia Village Council. "The information came in this week. It was a direct hit on the house. He presumably died over the past weekend; it may have been on Monday. The exact details are still unknown," said Iryna Yukhta, the secretary of the  Village Council.

The village of Stepok is located near the border with Russia, close to the humanitarian crossing Pokrovka-Kolotylivka.

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