UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, June 4 — Russia has dropped about 300 guided bombs (KABs) on Vovchansk since the beginning of a new offensive in the north of the Kharkiv region, reported Kharkiv Oblast Governor Ohel Syniehubov.

Towns and villages of the Kharkiv Oblast, especially border settlements, came under massive Russian artillery shelling and airstrikes since Russia launched a new ground offensive north and northeast of the region in the Vovchansk and Lyptsi directions on May 10.

The governor said that Vovchansk city is almost destroyed and needs to be rebuilt from scratch.

Field report: Threat of reoccupation looms over Vovchansk as Russia launches new offensive on Kharkiv region. Gwara Media joined the evacuation mission on May 11 to talk to people who were leaving Vovchansk in the wake of the Russian assault on the city.  

Russians dropped about 30 bombs on the Kharkiv region over the past day, Syniehubov added.

On May 31, the Russians dropped guided bombs (KABs) on Vovchansk, injuring a Swiss volunteer who was evacuating animals.

Also, on Jun 3, in the village of Borivska Andriivka, Izium district, the Russians dropped a guided bomb (KAB) on a private house, injuring two people.

Evacuation is currently underway in the region. According to Oleh Syniehubov, police, volunteers, and rescuers evacuated about 11,629 people from the border communities of Kharkiv Oblast. 

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