UKRAINE, KHARKIV, June 27 — Russians hit civilian infrastructure in Kharkiv Oblast over 2,100 times, said Oleh Syniehubov, governor of the region, on Ukrainian TV. 

Russia attacks Kharkiv region and Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city that’s 19 miles from the border, often since the start of the full-scale invasion, targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure. The attacks have intensified since Russia started its new offensive north of the region in May 2024.

With these 2,100 strikes, Russia hit residential buildings, schools, kindergartens, universities, hospitals, and other civilian objects, Syniehubov said. 

Russians hit the Kharkiv Oblast with “738 glide bomb attacks, 292 missile attacks, 270 artillery strikes, 221 attacks from multiple rocket launchers, and 155 drone strikes,” according to Syniehubov. 

“Since the beginning of 2024, [we have] over 7,000 objects of civilian infrastructure damaged in Russia’s armed aggression, with 1,100 of them being destroyed entirely. The scale of destruction is significant,” Syneihubov said. 

Evacuation announced weeks before Russia’s new offensive from the north continues. Almost 12,000 people have been evacuated from the threatened territories, including 928 children. 

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