Okhtyrka

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Okhtyrka
Охтирка
Георгіївська церква (мур.), Охтирка P1490651.jpg
Охтирська електростанція.jpg
Спасо-Преображенська церква, Охтирка P1490904.jpg
Panoramio - V&A Dudush - Pokrovskiy cathedral Покровский храм.jpg
Flag of Okhtyrka
Official seal of Okhtyrka
Coordinates: 50°11′30″N 34°57′00″E / 50.19167°N 34.95000°E / 50.19167; 34.95000
CountryUkraine
OblastSumy
City municipalityOkhtyrka
Founded1641
Area
 • Total30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation
110 m (360 ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total47,216
WebsiteCity website

Okhtyrka (Ukrainian: Охтирка; also known by its Russian name Akhtyrka Russian: Ахтырка) is a small city in Sumy Oblast in Ukraine. Okhtyrka is the administrative center of Okhtyrka Raion.

Clashes have been ongoing in Okhtyrka between the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the invading Russian Armed Forces in the city since 24 February, 2022.[1] On February 28, Russian forces used a vacuum bomb on the city.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. (in Ukrainian) Russian troops have invaded Sumy, and fighting is taking place in Okhtyrka - the head of the regional state administration, nv.ua (25 February 2022)
  2. "Ukraine's ambassador to U.S. says Russia used a vacuum bomb on Monday". Reuters. Retrieved 28 February 2022.