Residential houses destroyed by Russian military strike are seen, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in the town of Orikhiv


  • The Russian army destroyed nine multi-story buildings in Zaporizhzhia
  • At least 40 private homes in Ukraine were damaged by Russian artillery strikes
  • Ukraine authorities said 250 Russian soldiers were killed Sunday

The Russian army continued its attack on civilian sites and infrastructure in Ukraine on Sunday as the war entered its 186th day.

The Russian military used aviation and rocket strikes to target civilian sites across Ukraine, including the settlements of Hremyach in Chernihiv Oblast and Nova Sloboda, Novovasylivka, Iskrykivshchyna and Turya in Sumy Oblast, according to a report from the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (UAF).

The Russian army fired at the settlements of Kharkiv, Praudyanka, Protopopivka, Pryshyb, Chepil, Zamulivka, Ruski Tyshky, Bayrak, Petrivka, Mospanove and Velyki Prohody. In the Bakhmut direction, the Russians also targeted civilian infrastructures located in the settlements of Vesela Dolyna, Soledar, Mayorsk and Rozdolivka.

In Zaporizhzhia, at least nine multi-story buildings and 40 private houses were damaged Sunday night after being struck by the Russian forces. Two private homes were destroyed in the blast. Officials gave affected residents window films to cover the holes caused by the blast. Restorations of the buildings and houses will continue Monday, the report said.

"The night enemy blow in zaporozhye affected 9 multi-storey and dozens of private houses. In apartment buildings, the explosion wave knocked out windows and destroyed window frames in apartments and stairs," acting mayor Anatolii Kurtiev said in a Facebook post.

"City utilities have already established the level of damage and removed the residents of the affected houses film to close the destruction. Restoration work will begin in the buildings tomorrow," the post stated.

The Russian military also attempted to advance in the territory of Donetsk Oblast, Kherson, Kharkiv, Zaporizhzhia and Mykolaiv. It suffered losses in some directions, including Pervomaiske and Bohorodchyne.

According to estimates from the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, at least 250 Russian soldiers were killed in combat Sunday, bringing Russia's total military death toll to 46,750. The ministry said that the Ukrainian army has successfully destroyed 1,942 Russian tanks, 4,257 armored vehicles, 1,050 artillery systems and 3,171 fuel tanks since the beginning of the war.

As of Aug. 22, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine led to the death of 5,587 Ukrainian civilians, including 362 children, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said.

Russia and Ukraine have repeatedly accused each other of shelling in and around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.