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Russia-Ukraine War Live: Shelling Continues In Ukraine And Russia, As One Person Reported Dead In Chernihiv; Xi Jinping To Visit Russia

Shelling continues in Ukraine and Russia, as one person reported dead in ChernihivOne person has been killed by Russian shelling in the Ukrainian town of Semenivka in the Chernihiv region in northern Ukraine according to reports. Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the office of president of Ukraine, said on Telegram that Semenivka was left without electricity after three strikes. “So far, one dead person is known,” he posted to Telegram.

Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, the governor of Sumy region, which is in Ukraine’s north-east and borders Russia, has posted to Telegram to say that overnight three settlements in the area were fired on by Russia. Two air alerts have sounded today in the Mykolaiv region, so far with no attack materialising.

In Russia, Vyacheslav Gladkov, governor of the Belgorod region, reported that an industrial enterprise had been hit by shelling from over the border in Ukraine. Additionally, the RIA news agency quoted the Russian-imposed governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhaev, as saying that air defence systems had been used this morning. “All services are operating normally. Our military, as always, worked well,” he said, urging residents in Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014, to remain calm. He gave no further details of the incident.

Ukraine’s air force reported on Friday morning that Russia launched 16 so-called kamikaze drones overnight, and that Ukrainian air defences destroyed all of them. It added that the drones had been sent from the south-east and north.

A view shows a residential building damaged by a Russian drone strike in Kyiv. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/ReutersEarlier, the Kyiv city military administration informed residents that five Shahed drones entered Kyiv’s airspace, and debris from one struck an administrative building in Holosiiv.

None of the claims have been independently verified.

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