Apparent bug in Ubuntu with LibreOffice causes citations to be unlinked on paste

I have a similar problem to that reported by others. I'm working in LibreOffice.
It's possible that I cut and pasted one section of my document from version saved as .docx but I don't think so, also the affected parts of my main document are too large for that to be the reason.
One possible cause is that I moved some sections around both by cutting and pasting and by using Navigator. My experience in the past, (and with a new test document) though is that this doesn't break links. However, due to the size of the current document, and perhaps corruption of the file, and bugs in the software, the cutting and pasting probably broke the links.
I attempted to cut and paste from a previous .odt version into the current document and the footnote references (Chicago note style) go from linked to unlinked when pasted.
On opening an older version I find that a few seemingly random citations in the footnotes are unlinked.
Cutting and pasting all content of the current document to an entirely new document allowed me to successfully cut and paste sections from an older version.
This suggests that possibly the Writer document had become corrupted.

However, Its likely this is a LibreOffice Ubuntu interaction bug.
I downgraded to the more stable version to be on the safe side.

Original issue while working with:
Zotero version: 6.0.18
LibreOffice Writer version: / LibreOffice Community
Build ID: 40(Build:3)
Linux Mint 20.3 Cinnamon
Ubuntu package version: 1:7.4.2~rc3-0ubuntu0.20.04.1~lo1
Linux kernel 5.4.0-66-generic
  • Copying and pasting citations in LibreOffice (when citing as Reference marks in an .odt document) unlinks the newly pasted citations. This is a limitation of LibreOffice.
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