KHARKIV OBLAST, UKRAINE, May 2 — The Russian shelling of the Kharkiv region on May 1 killed four people and injured 14 others, reported the Kharkiv Oblast Governor, Oleh Syniehubov.

In total, about 17 settlements in the Kharkiv region, including Synkivka, Stepova Novoselivka, and Kotliarivka, came under Russian artillery and mortar fire. The Russian army also hit Vesele, Kharkiv, Vovchansk, Synkivka, Petropavlivka, and Podoly with airstrikes.

Since the start of the full-scale invasion, Russian troops have attacked the Kharkiv region that borders the Russian Belgorod Oblast multiple times per day. They’ve intensified the shelling since March 2024, targeting both civilian and critical infrastructure in the region, exploiting the lack of air defense systems and missiles in Ukraine caused by the delays in US military assistance.

According to Oleh Syniehubov, Russian shelling killed a 66-year-old woman in the village of Leliukivka, Kupiansk district. Russian shelling also killed a 78-year-old woman in Lyptsi, Kharkiv district, and caused the roof of her house to catch fire.

Around 10 a.m., the Russian army dropped glide bombs on Zolochiv, Bohodukhiv district, killing two people and injuring thirteen. The attack damaged an administrative building, a bank, and more than 20 cars, and destroyed a private house.

Russian shelling injured a 66-year-old woman in Borova. She is in the hospital. The Russian shelling damaged an outbuilding and partially destroyed a residential building.

In Kharkiv, the Russian shelling damaged 14 residential buildings. 

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  • On April 30, at about 10:02 a.m., the Russian military attacked the Kholodnohirskyi and Kyivsky districts of Kharkiv with airstrikes. Their glide bombs killed one person and injured another nine.