A police officer was killed early this morning in Russian shelling on a town in the Zaporizhzhia region, Ukrainian officials have said.
It comes after a 73-year-old woman was confirmed to have died in a separate attack in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, following Russian shelling of a residential building.
The police offer was killed in town of Orikhiv in the Zaporizhzhia region, while 12 others were injured, including four police officers, according to interior minister Ihor Klymenko via Telegram.
He said Russian troops used a guided aerial bomb.
Reuters news agency could not independently verify the details of the Ukrainian reports.
Eastern parts of Kharkiv region and most of Zaporizhzhia region are directly adjacent to the front line, and Ukrainian forces have reported an increase in Russian attacks there in recent weeks.
Earlier this month, Kharkiv regional authorities announced the mandatory evacuation of civilians from settlements closest to the front line in Kupiansk district.
Ukrainian authorities said this week that Russia attacked a “civilian infrastructure object” in Zaporizhzhia on Thursday evening.