KUPIANSK, UKRAINE, Apr 12 — On the afternoon of April 11, the Russians shelled Kupiansk, destroying one house and damaging others. Rescuers arrived at the site after the shelling, and Russians attacked the site again in a double-tap strike, the State Emergency Service said. The Prosecutor’s Office’s preliminary assessment is that Russians used artillery to hit the town.

“The rescuers had to clean up [the hit site] under repeated shelling. Russia does not stop its insidious terrorist strategy, each time striking at rescuers who are working to save lives and property of civilians,” the SES wrote.

Russian Federation often employs double-tap attacks to inflict terror on civilians. Their army came back to this tactic in Ukraine with the double-tap strike on Odesa in mid-March, which killed 20 people, including first responders and volunteers who came to the hit site to help. In just April, Russian ‘double-tap’ strikes killed at least ten people in Kharkiv, including rescuers.

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  • Over the past day, the Russian army shelled about 20 settlements in the Kharkiv Oblast. The Russian attack injured three people, said Oleh Syniehubov, head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration.